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Pectoral myoplasty for recurrent pneumothorax: an extrathoracic solution to an intrathoracic problem

Lookup NU author(s): Neil McLean, Graham Morritt


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The recurrence rate of spontaneous pneumothorax in patients with underlying lung disease can be as high as 50%. We present a novel method of treatment for recurrent pneumothorax based on the intrathoracic transfer of an extrathoracic muscle flap.

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Author(s): Gilby EM, McLean NR, Morritt GN

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Year: 1999

Volume: 81

Issue: 3

Pages: 154-155

Print publication date: 01/05/1999

ISSN (print): 0035-8843

ISSN (electronic): 1478-7083

Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England