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

Abstract

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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