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Thoracic Techniques

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The authors describe their technique for an S1+2 segmentectomy, discussing the anatomical landmarks and variations that are key in this 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
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.
August 19, 2008
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July 1, 2008
The majority of patients selected for VATS mediastinal nodal dissection are patients undergoing VATS lobectomy procedures for malignancy.
July 1, 2008
Epiphrenic diverticuli are acquired mucosal outpouchings protruding through the muscular wall of the distal 10 cm of the esophagus. Most are associated with an underlying esophageal motility disorder.

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