Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) is an established surgical treatment for malignant mesothelioma; this operation is, however, burdened by a high rate of perioperative morbidity, mostly related to the surgical procedure. Diaphragmatic patch dehiscence is a potentially serious complication often related to the difficulty in placement of the fixing stitches, especially in the costo-phrenic angle. We present our experience with the use of titanium-plate support for an easy and safe positioning of the diaphragmatic patch.

A new technique of diaphragmatic patch fixation in extrapleural pneumonectomy

MARULLI G.;
2010

Abstract

Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) is an established surgical treatment for malignant mesothelioma; this operation is, however, burdened by a high rate of perioperative morbidity, mostly related to the surgical procedure. Diaphragmatic patch dehiscence is a potentially serious complication often related to the difficulty in placement of the fixing stitches, especially in the costo-phrenic angle. We present our experience with the use of titanium-plate support for an easy and safe positioning of the diaphragmatic patch.
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