axillary thoracotomy

axillary thoracotomy

lateral thoracotomy placed below the axillary hairline; may be transverse or vertical.

ax·il·la·ry thor·a·cot·o·my

(ak'sil-ār-ē thōr'ă-kot'ŏ-mē)
Lateral thoracotomy placed below the axillary hairline; may be transverse or vertical.
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In the surgical approach, bullae resection, standard thoracotomy, axillary thoracotomy and thoracoscopic surgery can be applied.
16 compared VATS with axillary thoracotomy express doubt about the effectiveness of the VATS approach.
Miller JD, et al: Comparison of videothoracoscopy and axillary thoracotomy for the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax.