A new closure technique for limited thoracotomy where the ribs are spread minimally


Catalyurek H. H., Silistreli E. E., Acikel U.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.43, no.1, pp.133-134, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-134
  • Keywords: surgical procedures minimally invasive thoracotomy, thoracic, surgery, BIOPSY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

An alternative closure technique for limited thoracotomy incisions is described below. This technique consists of fixing the intercostal muscles with horizontal matress sutures. Also the described technique can be applied where the ribs are spread minimally in such limited thoracotomy incisions.