Imaged thoracic resection of a huge mediastinal tumor--role of extended incision and the use of conventional instruments.

Abstract

Intrathoracic lesions are usually removed through conventional thoracotomy. The long incision and the spreading of the rib usually results in much pain and interference of chest wall mechanics. Today, with the development of imaged thoracic surgery (combination of thoracoscope and video optics), major procedures can be performed through small incisions… (More)

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