Extraction of substernal goitre using an innovative vacuum device

Brichon, Pierre-Yves; Porcu, Paolo; Moreau-Gaudry, Alexandre; Blin, Dominique
July 2012
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jul2012, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p178
Academic Journal
The extraction by cervicotomy of substernal goitres may be impossible and sometimes requires the enlargement of the thoracic inlet with at least a sternal-split. We present the extraction of a posterior mediastinal substernal goitre with the application of an innovative vacuum-based suction device, previously used for the control of bleeding from the heart and great vessels in clinical and experimental conditions.


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