Ultrasonographic identification of peripheral pulmonary nodules through uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery.

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PURPOSE An intrinsic limitation of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) resides in the impossibility to palpate the lung to identify embedded nodules. We wanted to investigate the use of intraoperative ultrasonography to detect pulmonary nodules during uniportal VATS. DESCRIPTION We describe our initial experience with the identification of peripheral… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.030

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