TITLE

THE ESOPHAGUS: Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgical Resection of Esophageal Leiomyoma

AUTHOR(S)
CAMERON, JOHN L.; SANDONE, CORINNE
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Volume 1;2007, p460
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on the use of video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) technique in the removal of esophageal leiomyoma from the book "Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery," Volume One, Second edition is presented. It states that the indications for the removal of a leiomyoma using the technique are the same with those outlined for the open technique. It also mentions the contraindications for the procedure including the failure to tolerate one-lung ventilation and prior major thoracic surgery in that pleural space.
ACCESSION #
43758757

 

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