video thoracoscopy

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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Video thoracoscopy 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) and pleurodesis (10).
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.