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
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Thoracotomy

Severe
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Moderate
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Mild
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None
0

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

Hospitalization
Patients
13
Patients
1

Dosages

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

Duration

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