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Online ISSN 1827-1626
Van Den Broeck S. 1, Van Rompaey V. 1, Ortmanns P. 2, Van Schil P. 1
1 Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine Hospital Heilige Familie, Reet, Belgium
Intercostal lung herniation is a rare condition caused by a defect in the thoracic wall, high intrathoracic pressure, or both. The authors report a case of intercostal lung herniation after repeat thoracotomy, which was repaired with a synthetic patch. Etiology, symptoms, diagnostic techniques and treatment of intercostal lung herniations are discussed.