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    [Zasshi] [Journal]. Nihon…
    1994

[Hook approach for radical resection of invasive apical lung cancer].

@article{Niwa1994HookAF,
  title={[Hook approach for radical resection of invasive apical lung cancer].},
  author={Hiroshi Niwa and Yousuke Yamakawa and Ichiro Fukai and Masanobu Kiriyama and Akira Masaoka},
  journal={[Zasshi] [Journal]. Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={
          972-6
        }
}
The hook approach provides safe identification and a wide view of subclavian vessels and branchial plexus on both their extra-thoracic and intra-thoracic aspects by a long skin incision resembling a "hook" and by tilting the table and moving the arm. The hook approach permits dissection of fat pad including supraclavicular lymph nodes from the same wound. This approach is suitable for invasive apical lung cancers without involvement of sternum. A patient with invasive apical lung cancer who… CONTINUE READING