Non-serratus-sparing antero-axillary thoracotomy with disconnection of anterior rib cartilage. Improvement in postoperative pulmonary function and pain in comparison to posterolateral thoracotomy.

@article{Nomori1997NonserratussparingAT,
  title={Non-serratus-sparing antero-axillary thoracotomy with disconnection of anterior rib cartilage. Improvement in postoperative pulmonary function and pain in comparison to posterolateral thoracotomy.},
  author={Hiroaki Nomori and Hirotoshi Horio and G. Fuyuno and Ryo Kobayashi},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1997},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={572-6}
}
To examine the usefulness of non-serratus-sparing antero-axillary thoracotomy (AAT) with disconnection of anterior rib cartilage for curative resection of lung cancer, we used retrospective analysis to compare mortality, morbidity, hospital stay, time for thoracic opening, postoperative pulmonary function, and chest pain between AAT and posterolateral thoracotomy (PLT). Subjects were 50 lung cancer patients who underwent lobectomy via AAT (n = 25) or PLT (n = 25), who were matched by sex and… CONTINUE READING

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