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.