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Figure 4 | Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Figure 4

From: A preliminary report on the feasibility of single-port thoracoscopic surgery for diaphragm plication in the treatment of diaphragm eventration

Figure 4

Once we identified the most flaccid part of the diaphragm (the hollow arrow in A), we used the instruments to push the intra-abdominal organ downwards, after which the proper edge to be sutured could be identified (the hollow arrow in B). Usually, the intra-abdominal organs which needed to be pushed downwards did not come upwards to impede subsequent sutures.

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