Chest Surgery

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Page. Chest surgery at Mayo Clinic (also known as thoracic surgery) involves the organs of the chest, but extends to the esophagus (tube between mouth and stomach), the trachea (airway) and the chest wall (rib cage and breastbone).

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Tue, Jul 5, 2016 2:14pm

Regenerative Medicine Offering New Treatment for Bronchopleural Fistulas

By Dennis Wigle, M.D., Ph.D., @DennisWigleMD

Scientist working with a microscope

When current treatment isn’t enough, patients at Mayo Clinic often are among the first to benefit from innovative therapies, new techniques and technologies. For the first time in human application, Mayo Clinic researchers successfully closed an open wound on the upper chest caused by postoperative complications of lung removal. The findings appear in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine.

Full article at Mayo Clinic News Network 

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