Tag: chest-wall

Thoracic surgery with spinal resection

P Dartevelle (Paris, France) describes his approach to complex chest wall resections.

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Debate: Rib Fractures – fixation improves outcomes

Gonzalo Varela of Salamanca University Hospital, Spain reviews the evidence for the operative fixation of traumatic rib fractures.

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Virtual thoracic MDT

S Kalkat (Birmingham, UK) presents a case of bloody pleural effusion with chest wall mass. P McElnay (Bristol, UK) follows with a case involving a large mediastinal mass.

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Chest wall resection and reconstruction

S Kalkat (Birmingham, UK) outlines the different types of primary chest wall tumours with discussion of chest wall resection and reconstruction.

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Chest wall soft tissue cover

H Khalil (Birmingham, UK) shows a number of cases requiring chest wall soft tissue cover, using a number of different flaps to achieve this.

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Multi-speciality surgery

D West (Bristol, UK) gives an overview of the issues involved in planning complex multi-specialty surgery.

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Combined spinal & thoracic surgery

PS Minhas (London, UK) describes cases where a combined approach is appropriate.

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Superior sulcus tumour resection

Professor Philippe G Dartevelle of Marie Lannelongue Hospital and Paris-Sud University, France describes his anterior approach to these complex tumours.

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Rib fixation

M Bemelman (Tilburg, Netherlands) gives an overview of the current standing of rib fixation.

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Chest wall reconstruction

G Rocco (Turin, Italy) describes materials and techniques for chest wall reconstruction after resection.

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Chest wall reconstruction

H Pilegaard (Skejby, Denmark) discusses the surgical management of pectus excavatum. M Yuksel (Istanbul, Turkey) considers minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum. Chest wall reconstruction for malignant processes is then explored by J-M Wihlm (Strasbourg, France) before P Dartevelle (Paris,

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Sternal resection & reconstruction

S James (London, UK) describes several flaps which can be used in sternal reconstruction.

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