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J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Mar 15;9:49. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-9-49.

Single-port thoracoscopic rib resection: a case report.

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Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, No, 135, Nanxiao St, Changhua, Taiwan. 156283@cch.org.tw.

Abstract

We describe a method of single-port thoracoscopic rib resection using a Gigli saw. Rib resection is typically performed with a large skin incision and soft tissue dissection. Some authors have described a thoracoscopic approach for rib resection from the inner side of the chest wall instead of the outside to decrease pain and improve quality of life. A 41-year-old Chinese male received single-port thoracoscopic rib resection with satisfactory recovery. We present the technique, which may expand the indications of single-port thoracoscopic procedures.

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PMC3995576
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10.1186/1749-8090-9-49
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