Usefulness of mini loop retractor in video-assisted thoracic surgery

Y. Ikeda, M. Tamura, H. Umezu, Y. Karube, N. Seki, S. Kobayashi, S. Nagai, S. Miyoshi

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We have developed a technique using a Mini Loop Retractor II and successfully performed video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in 32 patients. It is inserted into the pleural cavity through a skin puncture and a loop at its distal end is easily, and is freely adjustable in dimensions so that it can act as a retractor or holding forceps. Mini Loop Retractor II was very useful instruments in VATS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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  • Medicine(all)


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