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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2017;30(2):63-65.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2017.30.2.63    Published online June 30, 2017.
Thoracoscopic Resection of the First Rib for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Case Report
Jae Gul Kang, Soon Ho Chon, Kilsoo Yie, Min Koo Lee, Oh Sang Kwon, Song Hyun Lee, June Raphael Chon
1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cheju Halla Hospital, Jeju, Korea. sh.chon@hotmail.com
2Department of Trauma Surgery, Cheju Halla Hospital, Jeju, Korea.
3Student at St. Johnsbury Academy, Jeju, Korea.
Received: 25 April 2017   • Revised: 28 April 2017   • Accepted: 28 April 2017
Standard open procedures for resection of the first rib in thoracic outlet syndrome can prove to be quite difficult with extensive incisions. A minimal invasive procedure can also be painstaking, but provides an attractive alternative to the more radical open procedures. We report the details of the technique with direct video footage of the procedure performed in a 41-year-old man with thoracic outlet syndrome done entirely by thoracoscopic methods.
Key Words: First rib resection; Thoracic outlet syndrome; Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery


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