Thoracotomy

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Victory for woman who was refused scan   -  Oct 5, 2007
The cost of a thoracotomy would not have come out of the commission's budget, the ombudsman's report said. The commission appeared to be driven by a desire ... Telegraph.co.uk

… quality in the postoperative of thoracotomy: paravertebral block...   -  Jul 25, 2007
Methods: Prospective randomized study of 70 patients submitted to thoracotomy. Patients were divided in two independent groups (anterior thoracotomy (AT) ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

… retraction system for lung resection by video-assisted mini-thoraco...   -  Sep 1, 2005
Generally, the fourth intercostal thoracotomy from the mid-axillary line is made ... For this reason, we recently performed mini-thoracotomy with systematic ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Managing pain after thoracotomy surgery   -  May 16, 2006
The objective of postoperative care after thoracotomy is to enable patients to resume the normal activities of dail... The objective of postoperative care ... Nursing Times

… surgery lobectomy requiring emergency conversion to thoracotomy   -  Oct 26, 2008
VATS lobectomy often requires an emergency conversion to thoracotomy, for example, ... The reasons for the conversion to thoracotomy were also carefully ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

… for malignant mesothelioma via median sternotomy or thoracotomy?   -  Sep 12, 2006
Initially thoracotomy, but later median sternotomy, was the incision of choice for ... Results: EPP was performed in 105 patients (50 left thoracotomy, ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

The influence of right anterolateral thoracotomy in prepubescent...   -  May 1, 2009
BACKGROUND: It is assumed that a right anterolateral thoracotomy for correction of simple congenital cardiac defects (ie, atrial septal defect) achieves ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Successful emergency resuscitative thoracotomy and thoracoscopy in an...   -  Jan 10, 2008
...* Corresponding author. Address: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Gothenburg or Hagforsgatan 71, 416 75 Gothenburg, Sweden. Tel. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Resuscitation bid failed   -  Dec 28, 2007
...“Left antrolateral thoracotomy for open cardiac massage was performed,� it said and added: “In spite of all the possible measures she could not be revived ... DAWN.com

… nerve block associated with mini-thoracotomy improves pain control...   -  Sep 24, 2005
Conclusion: IINB associated with mini-thoracotomy reduces postoperative pain and contributes to improve postoperative outcome after major pulmonary ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

VATS, Thoracotomy, or Chest Tube Placement for Complicated …   -  Feb 2, 2009
The study authors defined "complicated pneumonia" as a pneumonia with pleural effusion. This study compared 3 alternatives for treating complicated ... Medscape

Treatment of Stage I-III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly   -  Apr 1, 2006
The operative risk of death after thoracotomy in elderly patients is due to two major anatomic changes: loss of functional lung tissue and temporary ... Cancer Network

Treatment of deep thoracotomy wound infection in neonatal age: A case...   -  Mar 14, 2007
...a Department of Cardiothoracic Sciences, Second University of Naples and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplants, V. Monaldi Hospital, Naples, ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Correction of cardiac defects through a right thoracotomy in children   -  Jan 1, 2008
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fu Wai Cardiovascular Institute and Cardiovascular Disease Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Unusual case of self-inflicted thoracic knife wounds with five knives...   -  Apr 26, 2005
Emergency thoracotomy was performed to remove the knives and repair the lung ... Thoracotomy was performed from the same intercostals space and knives, ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

… of aortic arch aneurysms through left posterolateral thoracotomy   -  Mar 30, 2008
Objective: To present our experience of total aortic arch replacement through a left posterolateral thoracotomy. Methods: Sixteen patients (13 males; ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Muscle-sparing versus posterolateral thoracotomy: a prospective study   -  Sep 11, 2006
...* Corresponding author. Address: Konstantinoupoleos str. 34A Holargos, 15562 Athens, Greece. Tel.: +30 210 6510388; fax: +30 210 6547695. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

EBSCOhost Connection: Thoracotomy.   -  Jan 1, 2005
Thoracotomy: The article presents information on thoracotomy, a surgical procedure for opening the chest wall in order to access the lungs, esophagus, ... Subscription - Thoracotomy - EBSCO Publishing

… " Suspicious Nodules Through Bronchoscopy Targets Thoracotomy   -  Oct 26, 2007
Three patients were discharged within 24 hours, a fourth was discharged 3 days after surgery, and the patient requiring thoracotomy was discharged on ... Medscape

Transvenous versus transthoracic cardioverter-defibrillator implantati...   -  Jan 1, 2008
They were compared with 81 patients (group B2) who underwent thoracotomy as the planned procedure and in whom transvenous placement was not attempted. ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

… ; Ventricular assist device implantation using a right thoracotomy...   -  Sep 19, 2006
The purpose of this study was to establish the right thoracotomy technique as ... "We performed a right thoracotomy in animals, preclinical cadaver fitting ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Correction of cardiac defects through a right thoracotomy in children   -  Aug 1, 2005
Liu and coauthors describe in the Journal (1998;116:359-61) an approach to correct cardiac defects through a right lateral thoracotomy in children. ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

The importance of muscle-sparing thoracotomy for the treatment of …   -  Apr 26, 2007
...* Corresponding author. Address: Division of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, St George University Hospital, 66 Peshtersko Shosse Blvd, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Anterior thoracotomy for right pneumonectomy and carinal reconstructio...   -  Aug 10, 2006
Between September 1984 and December 1990, seven patients underwent right pneumonectomy and carinal reconstruction. All patients but one had squamous-cell ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

… N2 nodal disease is identified during thoracotomy for lung cancer:...   -  Jul 1, 2008
CONCLUSIONS: When N2 nodal disease is discovered during thoracotomy, the approach of delaying resection until after neoadjuvant therapy provides the best ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

… through a left anterior small thoracotomy approach with the...   -  Jul 1, 2007
Objective: We sought to demonstrate the applicability of video-assisted multivessel revascularization through a left anterior small thoracotomy approach ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

… ropivacaine or sufentanil–ropivacaine infusions for post-thoracotom...   -  Feb 23, 2005
...compare the analgesic efficacy and side effects of continuous epidural infusions of ropivacaine and ropivacaine–sufentanil mixtures after thoracotomy. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Fibroepithelial polyps: Preoperative diagnosis may avoid thoracotomy   -  Apr 23, 2007
Christopher T. Wartmann, MD a ,b , Denise Fernandez, BA b , Raja M. Flores, MD b , *. b Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Liposarcoma of the pleural cavity: A case report   -  Dec 7, 2006
Thoracotomy was performed, and postoperative chemotherapy was given 1 month later. ... The patient underwent a tumor resection with thoracotomy. ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Video-assisted minimally invasive approach in clinical bilateral lung...   -  Aug 1, 2008
According to the literature and our own clinical observations, early postoperative pain after thoracotomy is a significant problem. ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Assessing Pulmonary Variables In Predicting Post-Thoracotomy …   -  Jul 1, 2005
Assessing Pulmonary Variables In Predicting Post-Thoracotomy Complications Assessing Pulmonary Variables In Predicting Post-Thoracotomy Complications ... Subscription - Internet Journal of Pulmonary Medicine - EBSCO Publishing

Effectiveness of gabapentin in the treatment of chronic post-thoracoto...   -  Feb 5, 2007
Background: Chronic post-thoracotomy pain (CPTP) consists of different types of pain. Some characteristics of CPTP are the same as those of recognized ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

… And Paravertebral Nerve Block In Patients Undergoing Thoracotomy.   -  Aug 30, 2006
Comparison Of Epidural Anesthesia And Paravertebral Nerve Block In Patients Undergoing Thoracotomy Comparison Of Epidural Anesthesia And Paravertebral Nerve ... Subscription - Internet Journal of Anesthesiology - EBSCO Publishing

Death and Life in Iraq   -  Jul 6, 2005
The "clamshell" thoracotomy is completed quickly. He has almost no blood in the pleural space, but the right lung, pierced centrally by the bullet, ... Journal of American Medical Association - Journal of American Medical Association...

… thromboembolism in patients undergoing thoracotomy for lung cancer   -  Aug 23, 2007
Thromboembolism in patients undergoing thoracotomy. Ann Thorac Surg 1993;56:223-226.[Abstract]. Kalweit G, Huwer H, Volkmer I, Petzold T, Gams E. Pulmonary ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

thoracotomy | Definition of thoracotomy | HighBeam.com: Online …   -  Jul 12, 2006
Find out what thoracotomy means: The Oxford American College Dictionary has the definition of thoracotomy. Research related newspaper, magazine, ... Pay-Per-View - Oxford American College Dictionary - HighBeam Research

Health24 - Pain, Post-operative pain relief   -  Dec 5, 2008
Patients who have undergone a thoracotomy, for example, can be kept almost pain free with epidural analgesia. They can have physiotherapy comfortably and be ... Health24.com

Lung Surgery - Surgery Procedures & Risks - NY Times Health …   -  Feb 17, 2009
A thoracotomy is an incision (cut) that a surgeon makes to open the chest wall. You will have a thoracotomy if you have open lung surgery. ... New York Times

Is complete systematic nodal dissection by thoracoscopic surgery …   -  Mar 1, 2008
The procedure is apparently less invasive than any other conventional standard thoracotomy and is also cosmetically pleasing to patients. ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Wyoming Regulations - HEA-HQ-12 § 8. Emergency Services.   -  Apr 12, 2006
...(b) The following equipment, as a minimum, shall be available to the emergency suites: cardiac monitor, resuscitator, defibrillator, aspirator, thoracotomy ... Pay-Per-View - Wyoming Regulations - Loislaw

New York Codes, Rules and Regulations - 10 NYCRR 755.8. Emergency …   -  May 18, 2007
...(4) cardiac defibrillator; (5) cardiac monitoring equipment; (6) thoracotomy set; (7) tracheostomy set; (8) laryngoscope and endotracheal tubes; ... Pay-Per-View - New York Codes, Rules and Regulations - Loislaw

Early thorascopic surgery can resolve postpneumonic empyema.( …   -  Dec 1, 2005
And if VATS does not solve the problem, thoracotomy should be the logical next step, ... "Rather than trying to choose between doing VATS or thoracotomy, ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Evaluation of respiratory muscle strength by randomized controlled...   -  Aug 30, 2005
Conclusions: Video-thoracoscopy allows better recovery of respiratory muscle function after surgery than posterolateral thoracotomy. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Center offers lung cancer surgery   -  Nov 21, 2009
Lobectomy has been traditionally performed during thoracotomy surgery. During thoracotomy surgery, an incision is made on the side of the chest between the ... hcnonline.com

The efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for anterior...   -  Oct 1, 2006
We used patients who underwent open thoracotomy immediately before the adoption of ... One patient in the open thoracotomy group experienced atelectasis and ... Free with registration - Canadian Journal of Surgery - AccessMyLibrary.com

Extended esophagectomy in the management of carcinoma of the upper …   -  Feb 1, 2009
All patients underwent initial right thoracotomy where the entire intrathoracic ... After closure of the thoracotomy, the patient was placed in the supine ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Screening for lung cancer with spiral CT is not justified   -  Jan 29, 2007
Unfortunately, none of the secondary tests is 100% specific, and consequently unnecessary thoracotomy is performed in up to 20% of patients. 5 ... Nature.com

How to clamp the main pulmonary artery during video-assisted …   -  Aug 4, 2006
In these cases, conversion of the VATS approach to open thoracotomy is a ... An anterolateral mini-thoracotomy (3–6 cm, average 5 cm) was made in the fourth ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

VATS lobectomy to treat early-stage non-small cell lung cancer   -  Sep 1, 2008
The traditional surgical approach of thoracotomy with lobectomy for NSCLC ... Morbidity and mortality rates for open thoracotomy vary according to the age ... Journal of the American Academy of...

Placental-site trophoblastic tumors: a case of resistant pulmonary …   -  Feb 13, 2007
A left thoracotomy and wedge resection were performed revealing recurrent PSTT. ... A right thoracotomy with wedge resection was performed, but follow-up CT ... Nature.com

New Minimally Invasive Surgery Treats Early Lung Cancers   -  Jun 23, 2005
With a traditional thoracotomy, patients remain in the hospital as long as a ... Traditional lung cancer surgery is a thoracotomy, in which the surgeon cuts ... newswise.com

Pulmonary resection after concurrent chemotherapy and high dose (60 …   -  Aug 28, 2008
...dose radiotherapy and chemotherapy, followed by thoracotomy with intent to cure. ... chemoradiotherapy prior to thoracotomy and pulmonary resection. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

PET/CT prior to surgery benefits lung cancer patients   -  Jul 4, 2009
The authors said the primary end point was the number of futile thoracotomies, defined as any one of the following: a thoracotomy with the finding of ... Health Imaging & IT

Thoracoscopic management of empyema thoracis.(CME Article)   -  Oct 1, 2007
The VATS conversion rate to open thoracotomy was 26% (22 out of 84). ... 70% of the remaining patients were cured with thoracotomy decortication. ... Free with registration - Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - AccessMyLibrary.com

New Minimally Invasive Surgery Treats Early Lung Cancers   -  Jun 25, 2005
With a traditional thoracotomy, patients remain in the hospital as long as a ... Traditional lung cancer surgery is a thoracotomy, in which the surgeon cuts ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Minimally Invasive Surgery Effective for Stage I Non-Small-Cell Lung ...   -  Oct 31, 2008
Median length of stay was 4 days with VATS and 7 days with open thoracotomy. Median duration of chest-tube placement was 4 days with VATS and 5 days with ... DG News

AP hospital pays Rs 1 Cr to accidentally paralyzed Techie   -  May 14, 2009
He claimed "thoracotomy" resulted in heavy bleeding in his body and the hospital authorities summoned the hospital's director and professor of neuro-surgery ... India.com

Lung Cancer; Studies add new findings to lung cancer body of knowledge   -  Dec 20, 2005
Before surgery (ie mediastinoscopy and subsequent thoracotomy) 104 patients from ... Thoracotomy was regarded as futile if the patient had an explorative ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Serum Prolactin after Chest Wall Surgery: Elevated Levels after …   -  Feb 15, 2006
One thoracotomy patient and 18 mastectomy patients (34%) had supranormal PRL levels. It is concluded that mastectomy acutely stimulates PRL secretion in ... Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and...

FAST (Focused Assessment With Sonography in Trauma) Accurate for …   -  Feb 1, 2008
Cardiac injuries found at thoracotomy for the 8 patients with PE included 1 right atrial laceration, 3 right ventricular lacerations, 3 isolated pericardial ... Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine...

Lessons learned in the management of thirteen celiac axis injuries.( …   -  Apr 1, 2005
Three patients underwent ED thoracotomy, aortic cross-clamping, and open CPR; they reached the operating room (OR) but did not survive. ... $4.95 - Southern Medical Journal - ECNext

New Minimally Invasive Surgery Treats Early Lung Cancers   -  Jun 27, 2005
With a traditional thoracotomy, patients remain in the hospital as long as a ... Traditional lung cancer surgery is a thoracotomy, in which the surgeon cuts ... i-newswire.com

Video-assisted thoracoscopic completion pneumonectomy for a second …   -  Aug 17, 2007
A small utility thoracotomy, 7 cm in length from the anterior edge of the ... For conventional thoracotomy, high operative mortality has often been reported ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Microcoils Help Find Small Lung Nodules   -  Feb 2, 2009
VATS can replace a traditional thoracotomy, a surgical procedure that uses one larger incision to gain access to the chest. VATS typically results in less ... RedOrbit

Accuracy and survival of repeat mediastinoscopy after induction...   -  Sep 13, 2007
During thoracotomy, a systematic nodal dissection was performed. There were 47 true-negative outcomes (R0 resection) and 17 false-negative ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Giant cavernous hemangioma of the distal esophagus treated with …   -  Jan 16, 2007
Left thoracotomy. Initial exploration revealed a distal esophageal cavernous hemangioma with extensive vascular structures emanating circumferentially from ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Clinical-pathologic conference in general thoracic surgery: Malignant...   -  Jun 3, 2005
A previous left thoracotomy was performed at an outside hospital, ... About 6 months before coming here, she had a thoracotomy with the intent of removing ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Long-term clinical results of thoracoscopic Heller's myotomy in the …   -  Oct 27, 2007
...[3] popularised a transthoracic approach via left thoracotomy. ... Via a left thoracotomy, the herniated stomach was reduced into the abdominal cavity and ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

TEXTBOOK TOOTHPICK-ECTOMY   -  Dec 18, 2005
I witnessed an emergency thoracotomy last winter, and I hadn't seen so much anatomy since cadaver lab in medical school. But it was harrowing. ... Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - ProQuest Archiver

Transient paraparesis after laminectomy for thoracic ossification of...   -  Jul 5, 2005
We planned to add anterior decompression through thoracotomy if her neurological recovery was insufficient. Unexpectedly, paraparesis progressed at an ... Nature.com

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the treatment of complicated ...   -  Apr 1, 2005
The thoracic area was prepared and draped for possible open thoracotomy. ... (17,18) Late empyema requires treatment by standard thoracotomy and ... Pay-Per-View - Chest - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Pindi police chief did not agree to Benazir's autopsy   -  Dec 30, 2007
The thoracotomy wound was closed. Fractured rib due to resuscitative thoracotomy was noticed. Prof. Arif Malik and Prof Saleem also reached by then. ... News International - The News International

Intrapleural hypotonic cisplatin treatment for malignant pleural...   -  Feb 13, 2006
Although the extent of a re-expansion of the lung after tube thoracotomy was judged to be equivocal in four patients at an extramural review committee, ... Nature.com

Press Release: Renowned NJ-Based Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery ( …   -  Aug 5, 2008
Just four one inch incisions (a traditional thoracotomy requires an incision of ... An approximated two day hospital stay (patients of a typical thoracotomy ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Right axillary incision: A cosmetically superior approach to repair a...   -  May 1, 2009
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the safety of a right axillary incision, a cosmetically superior approach than anterolateral thoracotomy, to repair ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

The wider scope of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.(video...   -  Jun 1, 2007
Anesthetic management is similar to that for conventional thoracotomy in ... 3. was associated with fewer complications than open thoracotomy procedures. ... Free with registration - AORN Journal - AccessMyLibrary.com

Cosmetic aspects in minimally invasive cardiac surgery   -  Mar 1, 2009
However, the possibility of coronary bypass surgery without CPB and by mini-thoracotomy is certainly a less aggressive approach and has also a certain ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Patient selection for percutaneous mitral valve repair: insight from...   -  Jun 6, 2007
An exception might be a high-risk patient undergoing reoperation, who might be a candidate for a right thoracotomy and the induction of perfused hypothermic ... Nature.com

A case of mediastinitis following botulinum toxin type A treatment...   -  Mar 2, 2007
A left thoracotomy through the seventh intercostal space was performed on ... Esophagoduodenoscopy was performed during the thoracotomy, which enabled the ... Nature.com

Figure 3 : Monitoring of cell therapy and assessment of cardiac...   -  Oct 11, 2007
...(f) Thoracotomy. (g) Position of the thorax retractor and sponge. ... (k) Two sutures to close the thoracotomy, placed before the sponge is taken out. ... Nature.com

Residual lung lesions after completion of chemotherapy for gestational...   -  Oct 5, 2005
Thus, a thoracotomy in the presence of a raised hCG is only likely to be helpful for isolated chemoresistant lesions and not when there is widespread ... Nature.com

An unusual case of a strangulated lung hernia after an Ivor Lewis …   -  Apr 6, 2008
An en-bloc resection with 2-field lymphadenectomy was performed through a laparotomy and right thoracotomy, and a hand-sewn esophagogastric anastomosis was ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Extrathoracic cannulation of the left common carotid artery in...   -  Dec 1, 2006
Background: In aortic operations performed through a left thoracotomy, which require total bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, femoral artery ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Code of Massachusetts Regulations - 114.3 CMR 40.06: Fees   -  Aug 9, 2005
...radiofrequency ablation 00539 18 Anesthesia for tracheobronchial reconstruction 00540 12 Anesthesia for thoracotomy procedures involving lungs, pleura, ... Pay-Per-View - Code of Massachusetts Regulations - Loislaw

Thoracoscopic resection for esophageal cancer: A review of literature....   -  Oct 1, 2007
For years the procedure of choice was the Ivor-Lewis operation, later modified by McKeown, in which the tumor is resected through a right-sided thoracotomy ... Free with registration - Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - AccessMyLibrary.com

Microcoils Help Locate Small Lung Nodules   -  Feb 8, 2009
VATS can replace a traditional thoracotomy, a surgical procedure that uses one larger incision to gain access to the chest. VATS typically results in less ... sciencedaily.com

Clinical application of costal coaptation pins made of hydroxyapatite...   -  Nov 22, 2007
...are used to prevent slippage of the connected ribs in posterolateral thoracotomy. ... thoracotomy at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Does video-mediastinoscopy improve the results of conventional …   -  Jun 1, 2007
Comparison of lymphadenectomy via thoracotomy in patients classified pN0 by mediastinoscopy (n = 171) showed an accuracy of 87.9% for VM versus 83.8% for CM ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

En bloc partial vertebrectomy for lung cancer invading the spine...   -  Dec 10, 2006
A thoracotomy was done through the fifth intercostals space. After the recognition of resectability, an anterior transection of the invaded rib was done. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Renowned NJ-Based Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Team …   -  Aug 5, 2008
..."For all potential patients -- particularly those deemed ineligible for a traditional thoracotomy due to certain risk factors and co-existing medical ... RedOrbit

Surgery for tumour recurrence in a pneumonectomy space   -  May 5, 2006
A redo left thoracotomy via the previous pneumonectomy space was carried out through the bed of the resected fifth rib. The pneumonectomy space was ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Verdicts & Settlements February 20, 2006: Doctor prevails in …   -  Feb 20, 2006
A thoracotomy was performed and likely resulted in an injury to the long thoracic nerve as well as other regional nerves. The LNF procedure was never ... Free with registration - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - AccessMyLibrary.com

Sicker Patients Who Undergo Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Lung …   -  Oct 20, 2006
..."The surgeon would offer patients a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and not offer a thoracotomy lobectomy because it would be less of an insult ... DG News

Recurrent spontaneous esophageal rupture   -  Mar 6, 2005
A redo right thoracotomy was performed and a 2-cm tear in the distal esophagus ... In our two cases, we performed a thoracotomy on the patient with evidence ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Complex reconstruction of the thoracic aorta using a novel stent...   -  Apr 30, 2006
In single-stage procedures a transmediastinal approach with or without additional left anterolateral thoracotomy, 2 as well as bilateral anterior ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Towards safer reoperations: special aspects in aortic dissection   -  Oct 11, 2007
A posterolateral thoracotomy allows good exposure for distal arch or ... A bilateral thoracotomy gives easy access for arch and descending aorta but is ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

Sternum lifting technique for thoracoscopic internal thoracic artery...   -  Jan 12, 2005
In minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICABG) via a mini-thoracotomy, we have been thoracoscopically mobilizing the internal thoracic ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

The wider scope of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.(video...   -  Jun 1, 2007
Anesthetic management is similar to that for conventional thoracotomy in ... 3. was associated with fewer complications than open thoracotomy procedures. ... $4.95 - AORN Journal - ECNext

CT-guided Placement of Microcoils Helps with VATS for Lung Nodules   -  Feb 23, 2009
VATS can replace a traditional thoracotomy, a surgical procedure that uses one larger incision to gain access to the chest. VATS typically results in less ... Medgadget.com

Vascular Surgery; Novel CPB perfusion route suitable for use in...   -  Feb 19, 2005
..."The femoral artery is the usual site of arterial cannulation in thoracic aorta operations through left posterolateral thoracotomy that require ... Pay-Per-View - Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week - Factiva, from Dow Jones



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