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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is used for a variety of ches diseases. Video-assisted lobectomy is preferred for early cancer.
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ENDOSCOPY
In
2005, 1,417 endoscopy and other minor procedures were performed, most on an out-patient basis.
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Video-assisted

Video-assisted pericardial window for effusive pericarditis.

A, Operative plan.

B, Videoscopic view of tense pericardium (arrow=phrenic nerve).

C, Right atrium exposed after pericardial resection and evacuation of effusion. Minimally invasive approaches to pleural and pericardial disease can achieve excellent results while minimizing patient discomfort and length of stay.

 
 
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