Right/Left Thoracotomy/Thoracoscopy, Resection of Paraspinal Thoracic Neuroblastoma

  • Sara A. Mansfield
  • Jennifer H. AldrinkEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: identification of the tumor, safe dissection of the tumor from neighboring vascular and pulmonary parenchymal structures, and identification and preservation of nervous and lymphatic anatomy.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Thoracic neuroblastoma Thoracic surgery Surgical oncology Neural crest tumor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of General SurgeryColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbusUSA

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