Lung herniation after supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression

Feng Su, Jennifer Bell Zoole, Robert W. Thompson, Bryan F. Meyers, Elbert Kuo

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Abstract

Lung herniation after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) has not been reported to our knowledge. We present a unique case of cervical lung herniation causing displacement of the brachial plexus and chronic pain in a patient who had previously undergone supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression with first rib resection. This was successfully treated with thoracoscopic reduction and resection of the herniated lung and pleural flap closure of the defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1720-1722
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

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