thoracoscope


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thoracoscope

(ˈθɔːrəkəʊˌskəʊp)
n
(Medicine) med an instrument used for examining the pleural cavity
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Taking all together a combination of clinical, radiological and pleural fluid parameters can help predict malignancy in a large percentage of patients, thus avoiding the invasive investigations of pleural biopsy- either percutaneously or through thoracoscope.
5 cm were made, and skin and subcutaneous tissues were cut open sequentially to insert a thoracoscope.
3%); the samples were obtained using a thoracoscope ( n = 18), bronchoscopy ( n = 15) or transthoracic needle puncture ( n = 15).
10] In a small series of four patients, Karasulu and colleagues diagnostic yield reached 75% using semi-rigid thoracoscope.
He applied a pipe like thoracoscope to make an artificial pneumothorax for collapse therapy of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Closed pleural biopsy by Cope needle was also performed along with thoracoscope guided pleural biopsy.
Thoracoscope is defined as "an endoscope for examining the pleural cavity; it is instead into the cavity through a skin incision in an intercostals space.
Thoracoscopy: assessment of a physician service and comparison of a flexible bronchoscope used as a thoracoscope with a rigid thoracoscope.
The chest tube was removed and the thoracoscope entered the pleural cavity through a port.
10 If clinical examination, aspiration and biopsy fail to give the diagnosis thoracoscopy with rigid thoracoscope or video assisted techniques with biopsy of any pleural lesions may be needed.
In cases with purulent cysts of the lungs with signs of marked purulent intoxication, thoracocentesis into 3rd or 7th intercostal area along anterior and posterior auxiliary line was performed; thoracoscope was introduced and exact localization of the cyst was determined as well.