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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He reported a prior history of left anterior thoracotomy due to stab wounds and several abdominal surgeries due to gunshots.
When surgery is performed, median sternotomy is more common than left anterior thoracotomy as the approach.
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.
The patient underwent surgery via a left anterior thoracotomy. A perforation was noted in the right ventricle, and a small amount of blood was seen in the pericardial cavity.
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.
An anterior thoracotomy approach however is an excellent approach via both the right and left atria including the advantage of good mitral valve exposure.
Pericardiec-tomy through a right anterior thoracotomy for constrictive pericarditis after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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