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Z-shaped skin incision applying Kraissl's lines for an axillary thoracotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10664336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A Z-shaped skin incision applying Kraissl's lines for a thoracotomy is presented herein. The center of the Z-shape is located on the intercostal space of the thoracotomy. Parallel Z-shaped lines are described on circular Kraissl's lines in the axillary region. The oblique cross-line of the Z-shape is drawn from the dorsal edge of the cranial line to the anterior edge of the caudal line. The angle of the triangular skin flaps is adjusted to 30 degrees or greater in order to keep good microcirculation. The incision gives good exposure for the operative fields and results in a cosmetically satisfactory scar.
T Hebiguchi; T Kato; H Yoshino; M Mizuno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-12     Completed Date:  2000-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Akita University Hospital, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita 010-8543, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Diseases / surgery
Intercostal Muscles / surgery
Lung Diseases / surgery
Mediastinal Diseases / surgery
Skin / surgery*
Surgical Flaps
Thoracotomy / methods*

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