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Most recent articles on Thoracoscopy

Most cited articles on Thoracoscopy

Review articles on Thoracoscopy

Articles on Thoracoscopy in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ


Powerpoint slides on Thoracoscopy

Images of Thoracoscopy

Photos of Thoracoscopy

Podcasts & MP3s on Thoracoscopy

Videos on Thoracoscopy

Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration on Thoracoscopy

Bandolier on Thoracoscopy

TRIP on Thoracoscopy

Clinical Trials

Ongoing Trials on Thoracoscopy at Clinical

Trial results on Thoracoscopy

Clinical Trials on Thoracoscopy at Google

Guidelines / Policies / Govt

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Thoracoscopy

NICE Guidance on Thoracoscopy


FDA on Thoracoscopy

CDC on Thoracoscopy


Books on Thoracoscopy


Thoracoscopy in the news

Be alerted to news on Thoracoscopy

News trends on Thoracoscopy


Blogs on Thoracoscopy


Definitions of Thoracoscopy

Patient Resources / Community

Patient resources on Thoracoscopy

Discussion groups on Thoracoscopy

Patient Handouts on Thoracoscopy

Directions to Hospitals Treating Thoracoscopy

Risk calculators and risk factors for Thoracoscopy

Healthcare Provider Resources

Symptoms of Thoracoscopy

Causes & Risk Factors for Thoracoscopy

Diagnostic studies for Thoracoscopy

Treatment of Thoracoscopy

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME Programs on Thoracoscopy


Thoracoscopy en Espanol

Thoracoscopy en Francais


Thoracoscopy in the Marketplace

Patents on Thoracoscopy

Experimental / Informatics

List of terms related to Thoracoscopy


Thoracoscopy is a medical procedure involving internal inspection of the pleural cavity. It was developed by Hans Christian Jacobaeus, a Swedish internist in 1910 for the treatment of tuberculous intra-thoracic adhesions. He used a cystoscope to examine the thoracic cavity, developing his technique over the next twenty years.

Thoracoscopy may be performed either under general anaesthesia or under sedation with local anaesthetic.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a surgical operation involving thoracoscopy, performed by a thoracic surgeon using general anaesthesia.

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