Current indications and results for thoracoplasty and intrathoracic muscle transposition.

@article{Krassas2010CurrentIA,
  title={Current indications and results for thoracoplasty and intrathoracic muscle transposition.},
  author={A. Krassas and R. Grima and P. Bagan and A. Badia and A. Arame and F. Barthes and M. Riquet},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={
          1215-20
        }
}
  • A. Krassas, R. Grima, +4 authors M. Riquet
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
OBJECTIVES Thoracoplasty has lost much of its popularity and is being supplanted by space-reduction operations using muscle flaps. Our purpose is to retrospectively study the remaining indications and the evolving modifications of this ancient technique in our current surgical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1994 to 2008, 35 patients underwent a thoracoplasty procedure in a single thoracic surgery centre for treatment of infectious complications of previous thoracic surgery. The number… Expand
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