First rib resection using videothorascopy for the treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.

@article{Loscertales2011FirstRR,
  title={First rib resection using videothorascopy for the treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Loscertales and Miguel Congregado and Rafael Jim{\'e}nez Merch{\'a}n},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={204-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the subclavian artery, subclavian vein and/or the brachial plexus. Scalene muscle section and first rib removal is the most effective treatment. The objective of this article is to demonstrate first rib resection using videothoracoscopy. TECHNIQUE We describe first rib removal by videothoracoscopy using three 12 mm entrance ports (although one is widened to 3 cm to introduce periosteotomy cutters and rib shears). We… CONTINUE READING