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The optimal surgical technique for lobectomy in lung cancer is not well defined. Proponents of video-assisted thoracic… Expand OBJECTIVES
Advantages of thoracoscopic lobectomy include less postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization, and improved delivery… Expand The Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) is designed to evaluate baseline and annual repeat screening by low radiation dose… Expand BACKGROUND
Data regarding pulmonary function and prognosis after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy are limited.
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Long-term pain is a common sequela of thoracotomy, occurring in approximately 50% of patients 2 years after thoracic… Expand BACKGROUND
We explored the possibility of anastomosing the left anterior internal mammary artery (LIMA) to the left anterior… Expand Two patients underwent thoracotomy for resection of pulmonary or esophageal carcinoma. Postoperatively, epidural catheters were… Expand Video-assisted thoracic surgery has been adopted by some thoracic surgeons as the preferred approach over thoracotomy for many… Expand One hundred thirty-eight consecutive, nonrandomized patients, with equivalent demographic and preoperative physiologic parameters… Expand Endothelin releases prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 from guinea pig or rat isolated lungs and endothelium-derived relaxing factor… Expand