Video thoracoscopy | definition of video thoracoscopy by Medical dictionary
video thoracoscopy Endoscopy A minimally invasive technique in which a flexible endoscope with a video-camera interface and instrumentation is introduced through an intercostal incision
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and open biopsy have been successful methods of obtaining adequate samples for a confirmatory tissue diagnosis.
A reasonable palliative approach is complete drainage of the pleural effusion (by tube thoracostomy or video thoracoscopy
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Two weeks later, the patient underwent bronchoscopic biopsy and right video thoracoscopy
with resection of 2 right lower lobe nodules, consistent with metastatic thyroid carcinoma.