thoracoscope


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thoracoscope

(ˈθɔːrəkəʊˌskəʊp)
n
(Medicine) med an instrument used for examining the pleural cavity
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Tenders are invited for Purchase of Medical Thoracoscope for the Department of Pulmonary Medicine(Re-Tender)
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.
The chest tube was removed and the thoracoscope entered the pleural cavity through a port.
It is done through a small incision or with a videoassisted thoracoscope inserted between the ribs, yesterday.
The surgery will be done either through a small incision or with a video-assisted thoracoscope inserted between the ribs.
After deflation of the left lung, a thoracoscope was introduced one finger breadth below the tip of the scapula, next to the posterior axillary line, and between the sixth and seventh intercostal spaces.
Guided by video images of the inside of the chest cavity from a thoracoscope (or surgical telescope) inserted through one of the incisions, they operate using instruments inserted through the other incisions.
Tenders are invited for Supply And Installation Of Flexible Video Thoracoscope To Govt.
Historically, surgery involving the lung was accomplished in one of two ways, depending upon the clinical indication: via a thoracoscope (an instrument with a tiny video camera) inserted using a small incision, or via an open thoracotomy, involving a larger incision and rib-spreading to improve visibility and access for control of the surgical field.