Author(s): Su F, Zoole JB, Thompson RW, Meyers BF, Kuo E
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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. Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Ann Thorac Surg
and referenced in Journal of Pain & Relief