Thoracoscopy-assisted minimally invasive surgical stabilization of the anterolateral flail chest using Nuss bars.

Abstract

Flail chest is caused by complex fractures of multiple ribs as a result of severe chest injuries, which results in paradoxical chest movements that severely compromise respiratory function. We report our experience of thoracoscopically assisted, minimally invasive surgical stabilization of massive anterolateral flail chest using a Nuss bar in three patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.08.066

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