With regard to alternative approaches, while open thoracotomy
is an option, there has been a reported death during attempted resection of a mediastinal tumour in a neonate via a thoracotomy
Only when there was no clinical response to pericardiocentesis or recurrent accumulation was a thoracotomy
I was then placed under the UHW and had a thoracotomy
operation on my lung to remove the mass.
Our surgical approach to short-gap TOF-OA repair involves posterolateral thoracotomy
(fourth intercostal space) with extrapleural dissection (without pre-procedure bronchoscopy).
We then decided to perform right thoracotomy
for thoracic duct ligation and to obtain a lung biopsy (Table 1).
However, six of these operations are done each week at Green Lane so even this has become a routine procedure, and in a straightforward, uncomplicated case the progress can be as rapid as in an ordinary thoracotomy
The only clue was a thoracotomy
on the left side due to a pleuritis in childhood.
There are 68 chapters in all, with the initial 19 providing an overview of basic concepts and general approaches to the traumatized patient, including chapters on trauma outcomes, rural trauma, management of shock, anesthesia, infection, and emergency department thoracotomy
She eventually paid for the scan herself to avoid having a thoracotomy
- major surgery which involves opening the chest cavity.
His report said a thoracotomy
would have cost the NHS more than the scan, running to "several thousand pounds".
4% of the total number needed a thoracotomy
(254 out of 7 172) and 73% survived (186 out of 254).
He had undergone a thoracotomy
, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.