Muscle-Sparing Minithoracotomy with Intercostal Nerve Cryoanalgesia: An Improved Method for Major Lung Resections

Tovar, Eduardo A.; Roethe, Robert A.; Weissig, Mark D.; Lillie, Michael J.; Dabbs-Moyer, Kaye S.; Lloyd, Richard E.; Patel, Giribala R.
November 1998
American Surgeon;Nov1998, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p1109
Academic Journal
Compares an oblique muscle-sparing minithoracotomy with intercostal nerve cryoanalgesia with the standard posterolateral thoracotomy incision and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to perform major lung resections. VATS as standard approach for a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; Data from 40 patients with bronchogenic carcinoma.


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