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Open-Chest Surgery in the Era of Fast-Track Management

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Source Name: Journal of Visualised Surgery


Ricardo Navarro, Rodrigo Benavidez

In an era of VATS surgery this is a very interesting article documenting advanced in thoracotomy and open chest surgery. 

It shows us that open surgeons are also significantly improving their techniques, and the very large postero-lateral thoracotomy with rib cutting and costo-transverse ligament division may in most cases be replaced by muscle sparing and smaller incision techniques while still allowing a full open operation. 

This is a very courageous and interesting article, and we should all acknowledge that modern thoracotomy is very different from the thoracotomies of the past. 


Well done Dr Navarro.

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