The hemiclamshell approach in thoracic surgery: indications and associated morbidity in 50 patients.


This retrospective study was carried out to evaluate the indications for and outcomes of the hemiclamshell (HCS) approach (longitudinal partial sternotomy with antero-lateral thoracotomy) in patients undergoing mass resection in thoracic surgery. All patients (50) who underwent a HCS procedure in our department, between July 1996 and July 2005, were studied… (More)
DOI: 10.1510/icvts.2009.211623


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