The left thoracoabdominal incision.

R. F. Heitmiller

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Abstract

The left thoracoabdominal incision is approaching its first century of use. Its history is reviewed. The incision provides wide exposure of the spleen, stomach, left hemidiaphragm, aorta, and esophagus; exposure is not limited to the distal esophagus. Because of the superb exposure it offers, its wide clinical application, and its overall safety, the thoracoabdominal incision should continue to be a viable surgical option in current thoracic surgical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1988

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Esophagus
Aorta
Stomach
Thorax
Spleen
History
Safety

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Heitmiller, R. F. (1988). The left thoracoabdominal incision. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 46(2), 250-253.

The left thoracoabdominal incision. / Heitmiller, R. F.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 46, No. 2, 08.1988, p. 250-253.

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Heitmiller, RF 1988, 'The left thoracoabdominal incision.', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 250-253.
Heitmiller RF. The left thoracoabdominal incision. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1988 Aug;46(2):250-253.
Heitmiller, R. F. / The left thoracoabdominal incision. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1988 ; Vol. 46, No. 2. pp. 250-253.
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