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.
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2] mentioned that video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is effective and safe and can be of additional value by providing the possibility to adjust the planned incision for SSRF and decrease the area of muscle destruction.
4] In recent years, minimally invasive treatment of the two lesions using an endovascular procedure and a laparoscopic or thoracoscopic surgery results in enhanced outcomes and fewer complications.
This multidisciplinary/minimally invasive approach combines video-assisted laparoscopic surgery (VALS) by an experienced gynecologist and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) by a thoracic surgeon experienced with endometriosis.
Patients were intubated for various reasons; causes included open decortications (20%), lung resections (18%), pleural effusions (10%), esophagectomy (11%), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) (11%), hemothorax (7%), rib fixation( 4%), chest wall resection (3%), tibial plateau leveling osteotomey (TLPO) (3%), pneumothorax (3%), diaphragmatic hernia (2%), subglottic stenosis (2%), eventration of diaphragm (2%), tracheal reconstruction (1%), carcinoma gastroesophageal junction (2%) and thymectomy (1%).
For histological confirmation, wedge resection was performed via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
The use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in combination with the image detection of smaller target lesions with ground-glass attenuation has led to a more frequent problem of lesion identification during gross pathologic evaluation at frozen section.
Epicardial and endocardial electrophysiological guided thoracoscopic surgery for atrial fibrillation: a multidisciplinary approach of atrial fibrillation ablation in challenging patients.
We sought to review our experience in the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) by comparing outcomes from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with thoracotomy
Swiss Association of Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery.
Tenders are invited for Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery For The Department Of General Surgery At All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur
Patient underwent Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).