Thoracoscopy involves intentionally creating a pneumothorax and then introducing an instrument through the chest wall to visualize the intrathoracic structures. Recent application of video cameras to thoracoscopes for high-definition magnified viewing coupled with the development of sophisticated surgical instruments and stapling devices has greatly expanded the endoscopist’s ability to do increasingly more complex procedures by thoracoscopy. Recent advances include uniportal surgical techniques and preoperative CT-guided micro-coil localization of very small lesions.
|Title of host publication||Principles and Practice of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second Edition|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2019|