By Alex G. Little MD, Walter H. Merrill MD
It's the functional adventure received within the working room and at the wards facing problems and deviations from the common or regular state of affairs that matures and completely develops a medical professional. the common textbook demonstrates the “right” or ordinary method to do issues and the implicit assumption is if those guidance are then the sufferer and the surgeon’s lifestyles could be trouble unfastened. sturdy effects come from event and event is won by way of making errors. The aim of this ebook is to reduce the frequency of surgical issues and maximize the end result after they do ensue through permitting the reader to benefit from the operative and medical event of these who've long past prior to in order that each one iteration can jointly stand at the shoulders of the previous new release with out the necessity to research from one’s personal issues. This publication is as a result designed much less to deal with symptoms for operations than the best way to hold them out and supply postoperative care with out problems. whereas the authors of a number of the chapters deal with the proper or correct approach to practice operations and deal with sufferers after surgical procedure, they've got additionally been tasked to handle and emphasize particular dos and don’ts for either intraoperative strategies and postoperative care that might decrease the occurrence of problems. As a few issues, unluckily, are inevitable, additionally addressed are the problems of well timed reputation and acceptable remedy of issues once they do happen regardless of most sensible efforts.
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9 Proper placement of the skin incision for the ‘clamshell’ approach. Note that the intercostal incisions follow the interspace and are not made transversely. (Reprinted by permission: Ann Thorac Surg 1994; 58: 31. 10 Excellent exposure via a right hemiclamshell incision for a superior mediastinal tumor. (Reprinted by permission: Ann Thorac Surg 1994; 58: 31. ) Complications speciﬁc to this approach include mammary vessel hemorrhage, and sternal overriding. The former is preventable by careful operative technique, and the latter has occurred rarely, but can be painful and cosmetically unappealing.
Salazar et al. have studied the long thoracic nerve in cadavers and proposed guidelines to minimize the potential for its injury . Scapular winging, shoulder pain and inability to raise or rotate the shoulder forward result in signiﬁcant morbidity, patient distress and prolonged disability . Prevention is paramount. 7 (a) The latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior are mobilized to expose the intercostal spaces. (b) Generous exposure is provided through the auscultatory triangle by mobilization and retraction of the major muscles.
103 Sharpe D, Renwick P, Matthews K, Moghissi K. Antibiotic prophylaxis in oesophageal surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 1992; 6: 5561–5564. 104 Douglas J. Complications related to patient positioning, thoracic incisions and chest tube placement. In: Wolfe W, ed. Complications in Thoracic Surgery. St Louis: Mosby Year Book, 1992; 76–87. CHAPTER 2 Respiratory complications of thoracic operations Hani Shennib Postoperative atelectasis The incidence of postoperative atelectasis or lung collapse varies from 6% to 76% based on the clinical and radiological criteria for assessment and on methods of surveillance [1–8] Plate-like atelectasis after thoracic surgery is quite frequent and usually associated with minimal clinical ﬁndings.
Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment by Alex G. Little MD, Walter H. Merrill MD