A case study of a Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center patient diagnosed with epithelioid mesothelioma of the right pleura shows the benefits of an innovative multimodal treatment approach combining extended pleurectomy, chemotherapy and pleural intensity-modulated radiation therapy.
When a 43-year-old man presented with significant exercise intolerance, we were prompted to revisit his childhood pectus excavatum repair surgery. We share lessons from his case.
An emerging minimally invasive technique is helping thoracic surgeons keep pace with the ability to detect ever smaller lung lesions via screening CT.
In this video case study, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is employed for pneumonectomy in a 67-year-old with a lung tumor. The surgeon walks us through the essential operative steps.
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Minimally invasive thoracic surgery leaves a patient better prepared for a possible future operation. But other circumstances argue for an open approach. A veteran surgeon explains his decision-making.