Disadvantages of Muscle-Sparing Thoracotomy in Patients with Lung Cancer

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At our institute patients with lung cancer had traditionally undergone lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection using a standard posterolateral approach. The considerable morbidity associated with the standard posterolateral thoracotomy led us to investigate an alternative muscle-sparing approach. A prospective, randomized study of 30 patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002689900085

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