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New York/Stuttgart – Medical thoracoscopy/pleuroscopy (MT/P) is a minimally invasive procedure that offers physicians a bird's eye view of the inside of a patient's body through the use of a combination of small endoscopic instruments. Medical Thoracoscopy/Pleuroscopy: Manual and Atlas, a book and DVD set published by Thieme, clearly explains how to apply the latest endoscopic techniques in interventional pulmonology.

Over the last quarter century, a multitude of new developments has enormously impacted the application of thoracoscopy.

"Many changes during the last 25 years gave us reason to edit this new manual and atlas, which describe in detail the different technical approaches as well as today's diagnostic and therapeutic indications," says author Professor Robert Loddenkemper, MD.

With this book, the authors have created a winning combination of instruction manual and atlas. The former presents clinical cases with indications, techniques and outcomes for each procedure. The atlas relies on an abundance of endoscopic photographs to effectively demonstrate the application of this procedure for a variety of pathologies, including lung cancer.

More than 150 full-color images and 120 figures complement the text. The accompanying DVD features video clips of eight clinical cases commonly encountered by medical professionals and clear depictions of MT/P.

"We hope that this update on the various techniques described by the editors from Europe, North America, and Asia, together with the endoscopic photographs and the accompanying DVD with videos of typical cases, will further promote the use of this easy-to-learn technique," says author Professor Praveen N. Mathur, Indiana University Medical Center.


About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products includeThieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme visit


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