Rib resection using a Gigli saw under thoracoscopic guidance


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Ocakcioglu I., Sayır F.

VIDEOSURGERY AND OTHER MINIINVASIVE TECHNIQUES, vol.14, no.1, pp.126-132, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Introduction: Despite the advantages and expanded indications of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, the open surgical approach is commonly preferred for the surgical treatment of rib lesions. Such an approach could lead to disadvantageous results such as increased postoperative pain and prolonged hospital stay. Despite all these handicaps, thoracoscopic resection of isolated rib resection has been reported in a small number of publications.