anterior thoracotomy

anterior thoracotomy

anterior incision into the chest, usually submammary.

an·te·ri·or thor·a·cot·o·my

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr thōr'ă-kot'ŏ-mē)
Anterior incision into the chest, usually submammary.
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A surgical biopsy through a mini anterior thoracotomy has been the gold standard in obtaining the diagnosis in patients of ILD with atypical clinical or radiological features and for the patients responding poorly to the treatment.
We performed an anterior thoracotomy and mobilized the pectoralis major muscle.
Right anterior thoracotomy was applied to four patients in agony in the emergency service.
Right anterior thoracotomy was applied to three patients in the 1st group.
Coronary artery anastomosis on a beating heart was first described by Kosselov in 1967 and has been modified with the MIDCAB technique to an 8-cm right or left anterior thoracotomy incision that allows direct visualization of the beating heart through small incisions.
Pericardiec-tomy through a right anterior thoracotomy for constrictive pericarditis after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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