Video-assisted thoracic surgery: Basic technical concepts and intercostal approach strategies

Rodney J. Landreneau, Michael J. Mack, Stephen R. Hazelrigg, Robert Dowling, Tea E. Acuff, Mitchell J. Magee, Peter F. Ferson

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Abstract

Video-assisted thoracic surgery is emerging as a viable approach to a number of intrathoracic disorders. Technical difficulties related to improper instrument selection and suboptimal intercostal operative access can reduce the utility of, and the enthusiasm for, the video-assisted thoracic surgical approach. This report describes the intercostal access strategy and the instrument positioning that we now prescribe for many video-assisted thoracic surgical procedures. These approaches have become refined during the course of our experience with 467 patients undergoing video-assisted thoracic operations over the last 18 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)800-807
Number of pages8
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Landreneau, R. J., Mack, M. J., Hazelrigg, S. R., Dowling, R., Acuff, T. E., Magee, M. J., & Ferson, P. F. (1992). Video-assisted thoracic surgery: Basic technical concepts and intercostal approach strategies. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 54(4), 800-807. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(92)91040-G
Landreneau, Rodney J. ; Mack, Michael J. ; Hazelrigg, Stephen R. ; Dowling, Robert ; Acuff, Tea E. ; Magee, Mitchell J. ; Ferson, Peter F. / Video-assisted thoracic surgery : Basic technical concepts and intercostal approach strategies. In: The Annals of thoracic surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 54, No. 4. pp. 800-807.
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Video-assisted thoracic surgery : Basic technical concepts and intercostal approach strategies. / Landreneau, Rodney J.; Mack, Michael J.; Hazelrigg, Stephen R.; Dowling, Robert; Acuff, Tea E.; Magee, Mitchell J.; Ferson, Peter F.

In: The Annals of thoracic surgery, Vol. 54, No. 4, 01.01.1992, p. 800-807.

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