Chest Wall/Diaphragmatic Complications

Mark F. Berry, Joseph Friedberg

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This article discusses the prevention and management of chest wall and diaphragmatic complications after extrapleural pneumonectomy, the prevention of thoracoplasty scoliosis, the complications after chest wall resection, and the presentation, prevention, and management of chest wall hernia. Appropriate preoperative assessment and patient selection, meticulous attention to detail intraoperatively, and diligent postoperative observation and care are needed to prevent these events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2006


  • Flail Chest/etiology
  • Hernia/diagnosis
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Humans
  • Perioperative Care
  • Pneumonectomy/adverse effects
  • Scoliosis/etiology
  • Thoracic Diseases/diagnosis
  • Thoracic Wall/surgery
  • Thoracoplasty/adverse effects


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