Extended Chamberlain minithoracotomy: a safe and versatile approach for difficult lung resections.

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BACKGROUND We present the perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing an anterior "extended Chamberlain" minithoracotomy as an alternative approach to a hemi-clamshell sternotomy or extended lateral thoracotomy for safe and reliable access to the pulmonary hilum and subsequent anatomic pulmonary resection. METHODS This study is a retrospective review of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.11.010

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@article{Schuchert2012ExtendedCM, title={Extended Chamberlain minithoracotomy: a safe and versatile approach for difficult lung resections.}, author={Matthew J. Schuchert and Andre Souza and Ghulam Abbas and Arjun Pennathur and Katie Sue Nason and Robert L. Jack and Zachary Horne and James R. Landreneau and Marco Aur{\'e}lio Santana and David O. Wilson and James D. Luketich and Rodney J. Landreneau}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2012}, volume={93 5}, pages={1641-5; discussion 1646} }