Thoracoscopy in pleural effusion

Farid Gharagozloo, Charles Read, Ko Pen Wang

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Recent advances in optics, lighting, and instrumentation have made minimally invasive surgical procedures a reality. Thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) represent the extension of these techniques to the diagnosis and therapy of diseases within the thoracic cavity. Herein, we review the role of these techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of pleural effusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Bronchology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Pleural effusion
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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