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Thorax: rib resection

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Introduction

  • Successful removal of a malignant neoplasm of the chest wall requires adequate margins of resected tissue in all planes around the neoplasm.
  • Removal of a rib is occasionally used to aid exposure during intercostal thoracotomy.

Uses

Advantages

  • Relatively simple procedure to remove a single rib.

Disadvantages

  • Multiple rib resection requires advanced anesthetic and surgical skills and careful planning.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Piricey-Erkhart N, Withrow S J, Straw R C et al (1995) Primary rib tumors in 54 dogs. JAAMA 31 (1), 65-69 PubMed.
  • Matthiesen D T, Clark D N, Orsher R J et al (1992) En bloc resection of primary rib tumours in 40 dogs. Vet Surg 21 (3), 201-204 PubMed.
  • Bright R M, Birchard S J & Long G G (1982) Repair of thoracic wall defects in the dog with an omental pedicle flap. JAAHA 18 (2), 277-82 VetMedResource.
  • Bright R M (1981) Reconstruction of thoracic wall defects using Marlex mesh. JAAHA 17 (3), 415-420 VetMedResource.

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