Thoracoscopic Nd:YAG laser resection of a solitary pulmonary nodule

Robert Dowling, R. J. Landreneau, M. E. Wachs, P. F. Ferson

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Advances in endoscopic surgical techniques and laser technology have expanded the role of thoracoscopy. We report a thoracoscopic resection of a benign pulmonary lesion. A 44-year-old man underwent a successful Nd:YAG laser-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a peripheral lung hamartoma. The patient's postoperative course was uncomplicated. Thoracotomy with its attendant morbidity was avoided. Continued success with thoracoscopic resection will have a significant impact on the management of select patients with peripheral, solitary pulmonary nodules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1903-1905
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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