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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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About 420 adult patients have thoracic surgery each year at Morriston Hospital and 650 per year at the University Hospital of Wales.
Video assisted thoracic surgery for treatment of pneumothorax and lung resections: systematic review of randomised clinical trials.
Continuous Erector Spinae Plane block for thoracic surgery in a pediatric patient.
Shinichi Takamoto (President, The Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery [ASCVTS], Japan)
The incidence of right upper lobe collapse when comparing a right sided double lumen tube versus a modified left double lumen tube for left sided thoracic surgery. Anesth Analg 2000; 90(3): 535-40.
Additional chapters describe the evolution of general thoracic surgery. Disease chapters include information on clinical presentation, pathologic changes, surgical management, operative results, and prognosis.
Currently, thoracic surgery is provided at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff as well as Morriston - but this could be moved out of the capital following recommendation from an independent panel.
Thus, in recent years, minimally invasive procedures have become preferable in thoracic surgery, as is the case in all other surgical branches.
Keshavjee, "Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura," The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol.
Bearing in mind the patient's comorbidities, a decision was made for Endo-ACAB, rather than conventional cardiac artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which took place 18 days after the initial thoracic surgery. 3 ports were utilised to harvest the left internal mammary artery (LIMA), and a submammary incision was performed in the 5th intercostal space to enable anastomosis to the LAD.
Micro-invasive thoracic surgery, especially VATS, has become the mainstream of lung cancer resections (4,5).

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