Imanishi Naoko
   Department   University Hospital  General Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Departments
Article types journal article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Thoracoscopy-assisted repair of comminuted sternal fracture
with bioresorbable plates
Journal Formal name:Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Abbreviation:Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.
ISSN code:15699293
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 1-3頁
Author and coauthor Imanishi N, Takeda Y, Ichiki Y, Tanaka F.
Publication date 2019/05
Summary We present a case of comminuted sternal fracture with posterior displacement, which was successfully repaired by 'sandwich' fixation using 2 bioresorbable plates that were placed anterior to and posterior to the sternum. All procedures including retro-sternal dissection for placement of the posterior plate were performed using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The minimally invasive thoracoscopic technique provided effective repair and rigid fixation with immediate relief from intractable chest pain that had persisted before surgery.
DOI 10.1093/icvts/ivz118
PMID 31134277