Abdominal wall bulging after thoracic surgery, an underdiagnosed wound complication

@article{Timmermans2012AbdominalWB,
  title={Abdominal wall bulging after thoracic surgery, an underdiagnosed wound complication},
  author={Lucas Timmermans and Pieter J. Klitsie and Alexander P. Maat and Bart de Goede and Gert Jan Kleinrensink and Johan F. Lange},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={89-94}
}
BackgroundComplications after thoracic surgery have well been established, pain being the most prominent. Intercostal nerves are mixed type nerves combining motor and sensory functions. This notion is not consistent with the incidence of PTPS compared to the incidence of muscle paresis or paralysis. We would hypothesize that abdominal wall paresis or paralysis is underdiagnosed.MethodsIn our hospital, three patients developed abdominal wall paralysis after thoracic surgery and consequent nerve… CONTINUE READING
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