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By Joseph B. Zwischenberger

Atlas of Thoracic Surgical innovations, a name within the Surgical recommendations Atlas sequence edited through Drs. Townsend and Evers, offers state of the art updates at the complete variety of thoracic surgeries played this day. Dr. Joseph B. Zwischenberger, besides esteemed foreign members, provides you with professional recommendation on a number of thoracic recommendations, together with lung-volume relief surgical procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical procedure, and laparoscopic methods to many methods that can assist you extend your repertoire and hone your scientific abilities. colour illustrations improve the unique directions, and professional seek advice performance provides quick access to the entire textual content online.

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  • Discusses the most popular subject matters in thoracic surgical procedure, together with lung-volume aid surgical procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical procedure, and laparoscopic ways to many procedures.
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A more anterior incision is slightly preferable because interspaces are narrower posteriorly.  Locating the SPN is critical and can be difficult from a VATS approach. Options for locating the nodule include the following:  Visualizing the subpleural nodule with the thoracoscope. Often, “tenting” of the pleura is present at the SPN.  Correlation of the location and anatomy with CT imaging  Palpation of the lesion with a finger is critical. A finger can be placed through one of the access ports and a clamp placed through the other to manipulate the lung for palpation (Fig.

Performing a lobectomy for lung cancer reduces the local recurrence rate and appears to improve survival. 8-10  Computed tomography of the chest with 2- to 5-mm cuts, including the lower liver to the angle of the jaw, provides sufficient information about the primary tumor, the health of the other lung, other lesions, hilar and mediastinal lymph node status, potential liver and adrenal metastases, and other staging information.  Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)–positron emission tomography (PET) scan provides additional information about the primary tumor, status of the mediastinum, and potential of metastatic disease outside the chest.

Open-resection of SPN can be achieved using several different approaches, including a standard posterolateral thoracotomy or several hybrid techniques.  Single-lung ventilation with double-lumen endotracheal tube is most often used, although it is not mandatory in open resections.  The patient is positioned in the full lateral decubitus position, similar to the VATS procedure.  A standard posterolateral thoracotomy (muscle-sparing) can be used (Fig. 2-7).  This is often a hybrid procedure with a VATS camera port at the eighth interspace midaxillary line to improve visualization and light within the chest to allow for a slightly smaller incision.

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