A Simple Method for Thoracotomy Closure Avoiding Intercostal Nerve Damage


ÇAĞIRICI U. , Akcam I.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.7, no.5, pp.589-590, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.3110
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-590

Abstract

It is well known that intercostal nerveldamange during thoracotomyclosure causes serve postoperative pain. A simple closuretechnique is proposed for intercostalnerve-sparing during thoracotomyopening and closure. We think that this maneuver man avoid tintercostal nerve compression.