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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Causes lung to stick

The goal of video-assisted thoracic surgery or vats pleurodesis is to create an inflammatory response that causes the lung to stick to the chest wall.
This can be done through chemical means such as sterile talcum powder, or through mechanical means. Indications are for persistent air in the pleural space; pneumothorax or persistent fluid. Pleurodesis prevents the lung from collapsing.

In brief: Causes lung to stick

The goal of video-assisted thoracic surgery or vats pleurodesis is to create an inflammatory response that causes the lung to stick to the chest wall.
This can be done through chemical means such as sterile talcum powder, or through mechanical means. Indications are for persistent air in the pleural space; pneumothorax or persistent fluid. Pleurodesis prevents the lung from collapsing.
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