Pleuroscopy-Medical Thoracoscopy

Pleuroscopy, medical thoracoscopy & VATS (Video Assisted Thorecoscopic Surgery) are at times interchangeable terms which refer to a procedure, performed in a minimally invasive manner, providing physicians a glimpse into the pleural space ( a sac like space surrounding the Lungs ), both for diagnostic & therapeutic motives.

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Indication:

  • Pleural effusion of unclear etiology
  • Pleurodesis for Primary or metastatic pleural carcinomatosis and Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • Management of early empyema & complicated parapneumonic effusion
  • Definitive treatments of blebs or bullae
  • Lung biopsy for diagnosis of interstitial lung disease of unclear etiology