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.