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Thoracoscopy & VATS
Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery or thoracoscopic surgery is the method to do surgery inside the chest with the help of instruments inserted through small holes in the chest wall, without opening the chest. Procedures which are done thoracoscopilly commonly are-
Mediastinal Lymphnode Biopsy
Lymphnodes from within the chest are removed for the purpose of arriving at an accurate diagnosis after histopathological examination.
Thoracoscopic Decortication
Removal of thickened covering layer of lung to facilitate it's expansion is called Decortication. Thoracoscopic decortications is a fairly commonly performed procedure and is a good alternative to open thoracotomy and decortications.
Thymus removal
VATS is now the method of choice for removal of thymus tumours.