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BACKGROUND Different alternative approaches to thoracotomy have been developed because of the considerable morbidity associated with the standard posterolateral incision. METHODS We studied a prospective, randomized, blinded study of 60 consecutive patients to compare surgical approach time, postoperative pain (quantitated by narcotic requirements and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis. METHODS Between January 2007 and December 2011, a total of 335 patients (192 male, 143 female, mean age 28.3 years) who underwent bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis were(More)
The muscle-sparing thoracotomy technique preserves the latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior muscles and provides excellent exposure for most thoracic and mediastinal operations. It also reduces postoperative pain and complications, and preserves pulmonary function. The technique has been developed further to facilitate subcutaneous dissection by(More)
OBJECTIVE We present the results of surgical correction of pectus excavatum (PE) and pectus carinatum (PC) deformities in adults, and also report a new method of sternal support used in surgery for PE deformities. METHODS We present the results of 77 patients between the ages of 10 and 29 years (mean 17) with PE (n = 46) or PC (n = 31) deformities(More)
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