Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Resection
Thoracoscopy was first performed by Jacobaeus in 1910  to divide pleural adhesions. However, because of limited instrumentation and poor visualization, this technique received little enthusiasm over the subsequent 80 years . With the introduction of solid-state video technology in the past 5 years, thoracoscopy (now referred to as video-assisted thoracic surgery [VATS] has become an essential technique in the diagnosis and management of numerous categories of general thoracic surgery . This chapter describes VATS for pulmonary wedge resection.
KeywordsMethylene Blue Pulmonary Nodule Pulmonary Resection Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Open Thoracotomy
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