minithoracotomy

min·i·thor·a·cot·o·my

any thoracotomy involving less muscle division than the classic posterolateral thoracotomy.
[colloquial]

min·i·thor·a·cot·o·my

(min'ē-thōr'ă-kot'ă-mē)
Any thoracotomy involving less muscle division than the classic posterolateral thoracotomy
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Therefore, the patient consented to surgery and a thoracoscopic lung biopsy was performed, followed by a middle right lobectomy through a minithoracotomy because the middle lobe had a global malacic appearance.
Comparison of the outcomes of modified artificial chordae technique for mitral regurgitation through right minithoracotomy or median sternotomy.
Multiple lung biopsies were also performed using a left anterior minithoracotomy through the fifth intercostal space.
With the advancement of surgical technique, video-assisted minithoracotomy for blunt diaphragmatic injury may be a feasible alternative for delayed hemothorax, especially in hemodynamically stable patients.[sup][8],[9],[10]
Glauber, "Traversing the learning curve in minimally invasive heart valve surgery: a cumulative analysis of an individual surgeon's experience with a right minithoracotomy approach for aortic valve replacement," European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, vol.
[6] reported in 2001 that the anterior column of the thoracic spine could easily be assessed and reconstructed using a minithoracotomy and a table-mounted retractor.
The corrective surgery was carried out via the minithoracotomy approach in Chiang Mai University Hospital.
Minimally invasive coronary bypass using internal thoracic arteries via a left minithoracotomy: "the Nambiar Technique".
In 2 patients, conversion to minithoracotomy was undertaken.
A new resynchronization therapy was identified to be done and PM upgrade was performed: due to the failure of coronary sinus lead implantation, the pacing electrode was implanted using a transapical approach (by a left minithoracotomy and transthoracic two-stage Seldinger-type puncture and dilatation of the apex) and it was placed on the interventricular septum (Fig.1D-F).
In the multicenter experience reported at PCR London Valves, approximately 62 percent of the patients received the replacement valve through a minithoracotomy (an opening between two ribs), and other patients received the valve through a ministernotomy (an opening through the sternum); both procedures are minimally-invasive and are performed without stopping the heart or penetrating the heart's ventricular wall.