muscle-sparing thoracotomy

muscle-sparing thoracotomy

any type of thoracotomy that does not involve significant division of the latissimus dorsi (muscle) and the serratus anterior (muscle).
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mus·cle-spari·ng tho·ra·cot·o·my

(mŭs'ĕl-spār'ing thōr-ă-kot'ŏ-mē)
Any type of thoracotomy that does not involve significant division of the latissimus dorsi muscle and the serratus anterior muscle
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References in periodicals archive ?
Neurophysiologic assessment of nerve impairment in posterolateral and muscle-sparing thoracotomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.