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Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part D (2020)

Pitfalls and safety measures for difficult thoracotomy in a patient of severe kyphoscoliosis associated with chest wall deformity: A case report

Author(s): Apurva Shah, Kesha Shah and Arun Kumar Haridas
Abstract: Studies have been done extensively, about the difficulties of giving anaesthesia and endo-tracheal intubation, in patients with severe kyphoscoliosis, due to distortion of the airway anatomy. However, there is a little or no information about difficulties in doing thoracotomy, in such patients with distorted chest wall. We would like to report a case of severe kyphoscoliosis with deformed chest wall, who underwent thoracotomy for recurrent pneumothorax due to ruptured multiple bullae. The pitfalls and safety measures to be taken, have been explained.
Pages: 211-213  |  663 Views  80 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Apurva Shah, Kesha Shah, Arun Kumar Haridas. Pitfalls and safety measures for difficult thoracotomy in a patient of severe kyphoscoliosis associated with chest wall deformity: A case report. Int J Surg Sci 2020;4(2):211-213. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2020.v4.i2d.418
International Journal of Surgery Science