What is Thoracotomy?

it is a incision into the pleuralspace of the chest it is performed by surgeons uder emmergemcy conditions to get access to the thoracic organs

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Is the chest opened at the sternum for tracheobronchoplasty? Does it "look like" open-heart surgery? My concern is the extent of the surgery, the...

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Tracheobronchoplasty is an open chest procedure

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Thank for you response. Re: apt with rheum md - has left me with a few questions - thankful I have access to you.
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Sorry for the delayed reply. Was out of country for a conference and just returned today


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i have palpatations mainley assocciated with my sleep. I have been going to a cardioligist for years, and have had many tests done to no avail. I...

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Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to a sleep disorder or...

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