Right/Left Thoracoscopy/Thoracotomy, Resection of Pulmonary Nodule(s)

  • Sara A. Mansfield
  • Jennifer H. AldrinkEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for right/left thoracoscopy/thoracotomy, resection of pulmonary nodule(s) as performed by the following approaches: open thoracotomy and minimally invasive thoracoscopy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Pulmonary metastasectomy Thoracoscopic Thoracotomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of General SurgeryColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbusUSA

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