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Thoracic Techniques

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Chest tube insertion is a procedure commonly performed by residents and fellows throughout their general and cardiothoracic surgical training. Learn tips and tricks for successful insertion of a... More
July 1, 2008
Buttressing suture/staple lines in thoracic surgery has been shown to promote healing and prevent breakdown, especially in situations where the native tissues have been compromised.  There are a wide variety of tissue flaps that have been used within the chest ranging from pleura, muscle, to omentum.
July 1, 2008
Since a substantial number of patients presenting to a Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic either smoked in the recent past or continue to do so, it is important to make sure that the patient stops smoking as soon as possible to improve their treatment outcome.  The emphasis should be on improvement of treatment outcome and future health improvement.
July 1, 2008
The majority of patients selected for VATS mediastinal nodal dissection are patients undergoing VATS lobectomy procedures for malignancy.

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