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This video demonstrates a VATS thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.
August 21, 2008
This video shows an unusual approach robotically with the patient in the prone position for the intrathoracic dissection.  The patient is then turned supine for the abdominal part of the procedure.
August 21, 2008
Patient Selection Bullous emphysema is histologically referred to as the presence of emphysematous areas
August 21, 2008
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August 20, 2008
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August 19, 2008
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August 19, 2008
This procedure is performed in patients with emphysema to improve their exercise tolerance and quality of life.  Specific criteria were established by the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) published in 2003.

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