IIUM Repository

Medical thoracoscopy: Pahang experience

Ng, Teck Han and How, Soon Hin and Kuan, Yeh Chunn and H, Hasmah and Harun, Norra and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2008) Medical thoracoscopy: Pahang experience. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 63 (4). pp. 298-301. ISSN 0300-5283

PDF (Medical thoracospy: Pahang experience) - Published Version
Download (37kB) | Preview


Medical thoracoscopy has gain its popularity in Malaysia recently. This paper presents our early experience in thoracoscopy using semi-rigid fiberoptic thoracoscope. All thoracoscopy records since October 2006 were retrieved. The patients’ records, thoracocentesis investigations results, thoracoscopic findings and all pleural biopsy results were reviewed. Twenty-four thoracoscopic procedures on 22 patients in whom two patients had repeated thoracoscopy. Ten patients were confirmed carcinoma. Eight patients had inconclusive thoracoscopic pleural biopsy results. Three patients underwent pleurodesis for malignant effusion. One patient had adhesiolysis for empyema. There was no procedure-related deaths or intraoperative accidents. Thoracoscopy is a relatively safe procedure.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5429/6046
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thoracoscopy, Pleural carcinoma, Pleurodesis, Safe procedure
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Prof Dr Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 09:48
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 02:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6046

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year