Thoracoscopic transillumination in chest wall resection

Francis J. Podbielski*, Roger A. Issa, Jacques Pierre Fontaine, Heron E. Rodriguez

*Corresponding author for this work

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Determining the extent of chest wall resection during en bloc lung cancer operations is often difficult secondary to the location of these tumors. We describe a hybrid technique that employs video-thoracoscopy and chest wall transillumination to determine the appropriate margin of resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-172
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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