Thoracotomy

Known as: Incision of Thorax, Incision of chest wall, thoracostomy 
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
BACKGROUND The optimal surgical technique for lobectomy in lung cancer is not well defined. Proponents of video-assisted thoracic… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
OBJECTIVES Advantages of thoracoscopic lobectomy include less postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization, and improved delivery… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
BACKGROUND Results from phase II studies in patients with stage IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer with ipsilateral mediastinal… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND Data regarding pulmonary function and prognosis after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy are limited. METHODS… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND The Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) is designed to evaluate baseline and annual repeat screening by low… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Both epidural and paravertebral blocks are effective in controlling post-thoracotomy pain, but comparison of preoperative and… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
OBJECTIVE Long-term pain is a common sequela of thoracotomy, occurring in approximately 50% of patients 2 years after thoracic… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Video-assisted thoracic surgery has been adopted by some thoracic surgeons as the preferred approach over thoracotomy for many… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
One hundred thirty-eight consecutive, nonrandomized patients, with equivalent demographic and preoperative physiologic parameters… (More)
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Highly Cited
1978
Highly Cited
1978
Blunt esophagectomy without thoracotomy has been performed in 26 patients: four with benign disease and 22 with carcinomas… (More)
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