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Figure 3

From: The "cut-in patch-out" technique for Pancoast tumor resections results in postoperative pain reduction: a case control study

Figure 3

Chest wall reconstruction. After the specimens are removed, the chest wall defect is closed with a double layer of a Vicryl mesh. The mesh is initially secured to the transverse processes then to rib edges with interrupted 0-polyproplene sutures reinforced with a running looped 0-polydioxanone suture. Typically the first rib and first transverse process are not included in the patch to avoid contact with the brachial plexus or subclavian vessels.

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