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  • pleural
  • A good candidate for a thoracotomy, he said, is one that doesn't respond to medical treatment and has 'significant amounts of dead lung material and pus within a compartment of the pleural space. (bloodhorse.com)
  • pulmonary
  • Two cases of left main pulmonary artery injury were converted to thoracotomy due to difficulties in proximal cross-clamping of the injured vessel. (springer.com)
  • prehospital
  • This paper describes a simple approach to emergency thoracotomy that can be used by a doctor in the prehospital environment and in the resuscitation room. (bmj.com)
  • The authors describe a simple approach to emergency thoracotomy that was originally developed for a doctor working single handed in the prehospital environment, but has been found to be equally useful in the resuscitation room. (bmj.com)
  • Results: Thirty-three prehospital emergency thoracotomies were performed. (eur.nl)
  • retrospective
  • Methods: A retrospective analysis of data collected on all out of hospital thoracotomies performed in the Netherlands after penetrating trauma between April 1st, 2011 and September 30th, 2016 was performed. (eur.nl)
  • survival
  • The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with return of spontaneous circulation and subsequent survival after out of hospital thoracotomy in the Netherlands. (eur.nl)
  • open
  • Open the "clam shell" using one or two large self retaining retractors/rib spreaders from the full thoracotomy set (fig 3). (bmj.com)
  • vascular
  • In this paper, we describe for the first time the use of balanced anaesthesia to preserve physiological stability while providing adequate analgesia in a paediatric dog undergoing thoracotomy for vascular ring anomaly correction. (hindawi.com)