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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - May 2012|