What is Thoracotomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Thoracotomy is an incision into the pleural space of the chest. It is done to gain access to the thoracic area.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acute Pneumothorax 1 0
Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) 1 0
Carcinoid Tumor 1 0
Cardiac Tamponade 1 0
Cysts 1 0
Empyema 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Thoracotomy"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Thoracotomy

Hospitalization 7
Pain 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently having Thoracotomy)
Dosage Patients
one time 1
Why Patients Stopped Having Thoracotomy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Not indicated 5
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped having Thoracotomy

Duration

Currently Having Thoracotomy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Thoracotomy.