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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 53–54 | Cite as

A new application of a wound retractor for chest wall surgery

  • Hitoshi Igai
  • Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
  • Toshiteru Nagashima
  • Yoichi Ohtaki
  • Kimihiro Shimizu
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Abstract

Use of a wound retraction (WR) is useful for lung resection by video-assisted thoracic surgery via a mini-thoracotomy. We have employed a WR for chest wall surgery involving surgical rib fixation in a patient with rib fractures, and obtained successful results in terms of a good surgical view and lack of postoperative wound infection. On the basis of our experience, we consider that a WR is useful even for chest wall surgery.

Keywords

Wound retractor Chest wall surgery 

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitoshi Igai
    • 1
  • Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
    • 1
  • Toshiteru Nagashima
    • 1
  • Yoichi Ohtaki
    • 1
  • Kimihiro Shimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Thoracic SurgeryMaebashi Red Cross HospitalMaebashiJapan

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