• procedure
  • It is crucial for the emergency provider to consult a surgeon upon the patient's arrival to facilitate with the procedure if possible or to manage the patient subsequent to the thoracotomy. (medscape.com)
  • Chaffin said there are several different approaches to performing a thoracotomy, and the attending surgeon or veterinarian will select the appropriate procedure for each individual patient. (bloodhorse.com)
  • Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) transplantation is a promising therapy for treating ischemic disease, however the effect in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy is unknown.This study describes a technique of BMMC transplantation utilizing mini-thoracotomy and results up to one year after the procedure. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Olga Martin Jurado, Martina Mosing, and Regula Bettschart-Wolfensberger, "Anaesthetic Management of a 1-Month-Old Puppy Undergoing Lateral Thoracotomy for Vascular Ring Anomaly Correction," Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine , vol. 2011, Article ID 536064, 6 pages, 2011. (hindawi.com)
  • chronic
  • In the long term post operatively chronic pain can develop known as thoracotomy pain syndrome, this can last from a few years to a lifetime of continued pain and discomfort. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient
  • Thoracotomies are thought to be one of the most difficult surgical incisions to deal with post-operatively, because they are extremely painful and the pain can prevent the patient from breathing effectively, leading to atelectasis or pneumonia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies with mixed patient populations in which data for those undergoing thoracotomy were not reported separately were excluded from the review. (york.ac.uk)
  • surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a less invasive alternative to thoracotomy in selected cases, much like laparoscopic surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • require
  • While many horses recover from pleuropneumonia with medical therapy alone, others will require a thoracotomy to provide complete healing. (bloodhorse.com)