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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2006 Vol.7 No.2 P.118-128


Video-assisted thoracic surgery―the past, present status and the future

Author(s):  Luh Shi-ping, Liu Hui-ping

Affiliation(s):  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Taipei Tzu-Chi Medical University Hospital, Taiwan 231, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   luh572001@yahoo.com.tw

Key Words:  Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), Pneumothorax, Empyema, Lung cancer, Esophagus, Mediastinum

Luh Shi-ping, Liu Hui-ping. Video-assisted thoracic surgery―the past, present status and the future[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2006, 7(2): 118-128.

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video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has developed very rapidly in these two decades, and has replaced conventional open thoracotomy as a standard procedure for some simple thoracic operations as well as an option or a complementary procedure for some other more complex operations. In this paper we will review its development history, the present status and the future perspectives.

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Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion


Tsai-ping Lee@Bureau of Health Promotion<glorialee531@gmail.com.tw>

2010-11-02 02:42:15

I think this paper is quiet complete and useful. Ecellent.

glorialee@Chia-Yi Hospital<gloria!@yahoo.com.tw>

2010-11-02 02:36:15

An excellent review about the PSP.
This will give me many information about the treatment of this disease.

Tsai-ping Lee@Bureau of Health Promotion<glorialee531@gamil.com>

2010-07-28 23:56:36

This article help the government to understand the progress of Video-assisted thoracic surgery, we could make a policy of Health Insurance as reference.

cammy@Department of Research and Teaching, St Martin De Porres Hospital<a2680789@stm.org.tw>

2010-07-28 11:19:09

This is one of the most significant report of the subject.

shu-jung chu@Department of Research and Teaching, St Martin De Porres Hospital<h102@stm.org.tw>

2010-07-28 11:12:41

a great job!!

fanghsiu@Department of Research and Teaching, St Martin De Porres Hospital<fanghsiu216@gmail.com>

2010-07-28 11:09:38

it's a clear report.

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