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[Thoracoscopic thymectomy using anterior chest wall lifting method by Kirschner wire].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23023543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We performed thoracoscopic thymectomy using a method in which the anterior chest wall was lifted by Kirschner wire passed through the subcutaneous tissue. Between April 2011 and May 2012, 5 cases underwent thoracoscopic thymectomy using this method. Postoperative complications, especially subcutaneous hematoma and pain in the anterior chest wall through which the Kirschner wire was passed, did not occur. This method provided a good operative field in the posterior sternum for safe thymectomy. In addition, the use of an Endocameleon was effective decreasing invisible field blind view during the operation. We concluded that this method is a simple and useful means of elevation of the sternum for thoracoscopic thymectomy.
Authors:
Makoto Kurai; Kyoko Yamada; Ryoichi Kondo
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0021-5252     ISO Abbreviation:  Kyobu Geka     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413533     Medline TA:  Kyobu Geka     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  973-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic Surgery, NHO Matsumoto Medical Center, Chushin Matsumoto Hospital, Matsumoto, Japan.
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