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Modified thoraco-mediastinal plication (Andrews thoracoplasty) for post-pneumonectomy empyema: experience with 30 consecutive cases.
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study is to evaluate the results of thoraco-mediastinal plication for the treatment of post-pneumonectomy empyema. METHODS From 1 January 1985 to 1 January 2011, 30Expand
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Role of Thoracomyoplasty Procedures in Modern Surgery for Intrathoracic Suppurations
Both thoracoplasty and muscle transposition are rarely performed procedures in modern thoracic surgery (Deslauriers et al., 2002). Their importance comes from the fact that these procedures areExpand
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Complex space-filling procedures for intrathoracic infections - personal experience with 76 consecutive cases.
OBJECTIVE The objective of our article is to analyse the results of complex space-filling procedures for chronic intrathoracic suppurations. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 76Expand
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Intrathoracic transposition of the serratus anterior muscle flap--personal experience with 65 consecutive patients.
OBJECTIVE The objective of our article is to analyse the results of intrathoracic transposition of the serratus anterior (SA) muscle flap for suppurative diseases. METHOD We performed aExpand
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Thoracomyoplasty in the Treatment of Empyema: Current Indications, Basic Principles, and Results
Empyema remains a challenge for modern medicine. Cases not amenable to lung decortication are particularly difficult to treat, requiring prolonged hospitalizations and mutilating procedures. ThisExpand
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Thoracodorsal versus reversed mobilisation of the latissimus dorsi muscle for intrathoracic transposition.
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study is to perform a comparative analysis of the mobilisation of latissimus dorsi (LD) muscle flap using the primary versus secondary blood supply. METHOD Between 1Expand
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Muscle flaps and thoracomyoplasty: alternative solution for unresectable primary pulmonary abscesses.
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to perform a retrospective analysis of our experience in using muscle flaps and thoracomyoplasty for unresectable primary pulmonary abscesses. MATERIALSExpand
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Muscle Flaps and Thoracomyoplasty as a Re-redo Procedure for Postoperative Empyema.
BACKGROUND  The role of muscle flaps and thoracomyoplasty in the treatment of postoperative empyema is controversial. The major difficulty is given by the sectioning of the muscular masses during theExpand
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