ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Is there a new alternative advantageous technique for closure of thoracotomy?
Murat Öncel, Güven Sadi Sunam, Hüseyin Yıldıran
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Selçuk University, Medical Faculty of Selçuklu, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8917
Thoracotomy is a commonly used approach for thoracic cavity exploration for lung and cardiac procedures. There are many causes of poor closure including infection, pain, weak tissue or muscle at the wound site, injury to the wound area, and other factors. In this article, we describe a novel technique for the closure of thoracotomy. The advantages of our technique are simplicity, speed, effectiveness, and using lesser sutures in closing the thorax.
Keywords : Closing thoracotomy; novel technique; postthoracotomy pain; suture
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