Aside from minimally invasive thoracic surgery and video-assisted thoracic surgery
, the Lung Center is also doing 'sleep studies' that identify airway problems which are background causes of heart attacks and strokes.
Traumatic lung herniation is a rare condition that may result from blunt force or as a complication of video-assisted thoracic surgery
A growing number of reports have shown more advantages of video-assisted thoracic surgery
(VATS) than thoracotomy on clinical indicators.
We look forward to introducing this surgical stapler in a limited launch to key opinion leaders throughout the United States, including those surgeons performing video-assisted thoracic surgery
at the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in Phoenix, Ariz.
Recent widely accepted techniques such as CT-guided dye injection or coil placement could assist with localization of pulmonary nodules before wedge resection of small pulmonary nodules, guiding video-assisted thoracic surgery
and minimizing sacrifice of pulmonary tissue to achieve an adequate diagnostic yield for histopathologic assessment.
of human heartworm disease which is usually asymptomatic requires a lung biopsy by thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracic surgery
These patients must be assessed for possible video-assisted thoracic surgery
with stapling of the blebs and abrasive or chemical pleurodesis; if patient is not a candidate for surgery, application of chemical pleurodesis must be done in an attempt to prevent a worst outcome.
Diagnostic biopsy was performed by video-assisted thoracic surgery
(VATS) on the patient whose fiber-optic bronchoscopy was normal.