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TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS

Atsushi Sano.

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Abstract
Background: We describe the technique of transmanubrial thoracotomy for superior mediastinal lesions. Methods: An L-shaped or reverse L-shaped skin incision, which consists of a median incision starting at the sternal notch and a horizontal incision along the upper edge of the second rib, is made. The manubrium is cut in an L-shape or reverse L-shape using a sternum striker. After the procedure, the manubrium is fixed with PDS Cord and the ribs are closed with Polysorb. Result: We applied this procedure for two patients. Case 1: A 37-year-old female with a benign superior mediastinal tumor such as neurinoma. Case 2: A 64-year-old female with an enlarged right paratracheal lymph node that persisted despite afatinib therapy for a primary lung cancer. Conclusion: This approach has the advantage of providing good visualization of the superior chest cavity and mediastinum.

Key words: Thoracotomy; mediastinum; sternum


 
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Atsushi Sano. TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS. Int J Surg Med. 2018; 4(3): 149-151. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions


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Atsushi Sano. TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS. http://www.ejos.org/?mno=296024 [Access: November 03, 2020]. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions


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Atsushi Sano. TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS. Int J Surg Med. 2018; 4(3): 149-151. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions



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Atsushi Sano. TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS. Int J Surg Med. (2018), [cited November 03, 2020]; 4(3): 149-151. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions



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Atsushi Sano (2018) TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS. Int J Surg Med, 4 (3), 149-151. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions



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Atsushi Sano. 2018. TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 4 (3), 149-151. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions



Chicago Style

Atsushi Sano. "TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 4 (2018), 149-151. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions



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Atsushi Sano. "TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 4.3 (2018), 149-151. Print. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Atsushi Sano (2018) TRANSMANUBRIAL THORACOTOMY FOR SUPERIOR MEDIASTINAL LESIONS. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 4 (3), 149-151. doi:10.5455/ijsm.Transmanubrial-thoracotomy-for-superior-mediastinal-lesions