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Is bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery common?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

But, it depends on the pain tolerance of the patient as well as the number of entry points and length of the incision for these ports of entry.

In brief: No

But, it depends on the pain tolerance of the patient as well as the number of entry points and length of the incision for these ports of entry.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be

Though pain is less than traditional open surgery, sensory nerves can be injured causing pain.
This is called post thoracotomy syndrome.

In brief: Can be

Though pain is less than traditional open surgery, sensory nerves can be injured causing pain.
This is called post thoracotomy syndrome.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Chest pain

Chest pain can occur after thorocoscopy, it can be severe at times.
But they always keep you comfortable with some pain medications.

In brief: Chest pain

Chest pain can occur after thorocoscopy, it can be severe at times.
But they always keep you comfortable with some pain medications.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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