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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Thoracoscopy was used for the first time in 1994 to dissect the mammary artery without opening the pleural cavity, connecting to the LAD through a small left anterior thoracotomy (25-27).
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.

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