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  • Pneumothorax (c), chest tube placement (c), blebectomy and pleurodesis (c)

  • Pleural effusion/empyema (c), thoracentesis (c), VATS decortication

  • Chylothorax (c), thoracic duct ligation

  • Solitary pulmonary nodule, VATS wedge resection (a)

  • Malignant tumors of the lung (a), mediastinoscopy, thoracotomy (c)

  • Mediastinal mass (a)

  • Mediastinitis (a)

  • Superior vena cava syndrome (a)

(c) = core topic (a) = advanced topic


  • - Some of the advanced topics (ie, lung cancer, mediastinal mass) can get quite complex and you are not expected to know all of the intricacies. Focus on the core topics.

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