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Thoracotomy

Known as: Incision of Thorax, Incision of chest wall, thoracostomy 
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
National Institutes of Health

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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
OBJECTIVES Advantages of thoracoscopic lobectomy include less postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization, and improved delivery… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
The Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) is designed to evaluate baseline and annual repeat screening by low radiation dose… Expand
Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND Data regarding pulmonary function and prognosis after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy are limited. METHODS… Expand
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… Expand
Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
BACKGROUND We explored the possibility of anastomosing the left anterior internal mammary artery (LIMA) to the left anterior… Expand
Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Two patients underwent thoracotomy for resection of pulmonary or esophageal carcinoma. Postoperatively, epidural catheters were… Expand
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… Expand
Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
One hundred thirty-eight consecutive, nonrandomized patients, with equivalent demographic and preoperative physiologic parameters… Expand
Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
Endothelin releases prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 from guinea pig or rat isolated lungs and endothelium-derived relaxing factor… Expand
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