Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the pleural cavity.
A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.
Hemorrhage within the pleural cavity.
Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
A membrane in the midline of the THORAX of mammals. It separates the lungs between the STERNUM in front and the VERTEBRAL COLUMN behind. It also surrounds the HEART, TRACHEA, ESOPHAGUS, THYMUS, and LYMPH NODES.
Collection of air and blood in the pleural cavity.
Disorders of the mediastinum, general or unspecified.
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.
Inflammation of the mediastinum, the area between the pleural sacs.
Respiratory Tract Fistula
A usually spherical cyst, arising as an embryonic out-pouching of the foregut or trachea. It is generally found in the mediastinum or lung and is usually asymptomatic unless it becomes infected.
Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Endoscopes for examining the pleural cavity.
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Cysts of one of the parts of the mediastinum: the superior part, containing the trachea, esophagus, thoracic duct and thymus organs; the inferior middle part, containing the pericardium; the inferior anterior part containing some lymph nodes; and the inferior posterior part, containing the thoracic duct and esophagus.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Injection of air or a more slowly absorbed gas such as nitrogen, into the PLEURAL CAVITY to collapse the lung.
Tumors or cancer of the MEDIASTINUM.