posterolateral thoracotomy

posterolateral thoracotomy

thoracotomy, involving division of the latissimus dorsi (muscle) and the serratus anterior (muscle).

posterolateral thoracotomy

a chest surgery technique in which an incision is made in the submammary fold, below the tip of the scapula. The incision is continued posteriorly along the course of the ribs and upward as far as the spine of the scapula. It requires division of the trapezius, rhomboideus, latissimus dorsi, and serratus anterior muscles. Compare anterolateral thoracotomy, median sternotomy.

pos·ter·o·lat·er·al tho·ra·cot·o·my

(pos'tĕr-ō-lat'ĕr-ăl thōr'ă-kot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical thoracotomy, involving division of the latissimus dorsi muscle and the serratus anterior muscle.
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4%) drone attack injuries through posterolateral thoracotomy.
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An emergent right posterolateral thoracotomy was done under the suspicion of inferior vena cava injury in a relatively stable hemodynamic condition after resuscitation.
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Elman et al observed insufficient analgesic effect of intrapleural bupivacaine after posterolateral thoracotomy.
The thick peel was carefully removed from the surface of the entire lung releasing encased lung through posterolateral thoracotomy All significant air leaks were closed and necrotic lung tissue if found were debrided.
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The hernia was approached via a left posterolateral thoracotomy and the pleural space was entered through the 7th intercostal space.
Our surgical approach to short-gap TOF-OA repair involves posterolateral thoracotomy (fourth intercostal space) with extrapleural dissection (without pre-procedure bronchoscopy).