Diagnostic and therapeutic thoracoscopy for mediastinal disease.

  title={Diagnostic and therapeutic thoracoscopy for mediastinal disease.},
  author={A. KAWAMURA Kitami and Takashi Suzuki and Ryosuke Usuda and Mikio Masuda and Shuichi Suzuki},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  volume={10 1},
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS In order to clarify the utility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for mediastinal disease, we analyzed retrospectively 34 thoracoscopic surgical cases (seven lymph node, nine thymic, eight cystic and 10 cases with solid lesions that excluded thymic diseases) between February 1993 and July 2002. RESULTS In lymph node disease, adequate specimens were obtained in all cases; pathologic diagnoses were three sarcoidosis, two tuberculosis, and two other tumors. In… CONTINUE READING


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