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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 February;43(1):133-134
A new closure technique for limited thoracotomy where the ribs are spread minimally
Catalyurek H., Silistreli E., Açikel Ü.
From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
An alternative closure technique for limited thoracotomy incisions is described below. This technique consists of fixing the intercostal muscles with horizontal matress sutures. Also the described technique can be applied where the ribs are spread minimally in such limited thoracotomy incisions.