thoracoscopic surgery

tho·ra·cos·co·pic sur·ger·y

operation on the chest using a thoracoscope; formerly, a direct-view instrument used mainly for simple procedures such as collapse therapy and pleural biopsy; currently, employs video-endoscopic minimally invasive techniques and instruments and is applied to more complex procedures. Compare: video-assisted thoracic surgery.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Technical notes, case reports, anatomical descriptions, or a combined surgery of thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy was not included.
Within three hours of the baby having been diagnosed with the condition, Dr Bin Sabt and Dr Mohammad Hassan, consultant, paediatric surgery, decided to go ahead with the thoracoscopic surgery.
Although the advent of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has given a valuable alternative to conventional thoracotomy with minimal morbidity there have been relatively few reports of VATS used for decompression and stabilization in active tuberculosis of thoracic spine [12, 13].
Management includes surgical resection with thora cotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) aiming to avoid complications such as massive hemoptysis and infection.
Andaz is board-certified in both thoracic and general surgery and specializes in complex chest cancer procedures and robotic-assisted and minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery.
We report successful removal of an intramural bronchogenic cyst in the oesophagus by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
While the best management strategy for complicated pneumonia continues to be debated, there's been increasing use of procedures, particularly chest tube placement with fibrinolytics such as tissue plasminogen activator and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
"Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is nowadays the procedure of choice if we want to surgically biopsy and remove peripheral lung nodules.
She underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and 1500 ml of turbid fluid was drained.