Lung herniation after supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression.

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Summary of "Lung herniation after supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression."

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.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

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This article was published in the following journal.

Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
ISSN: 1552-6259
Pages: 1720-2

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