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Surgery to the chest wall and pleura 

Surgery to the chest wall and pleura
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Surgery to the chest wall and pleura
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10.1093/med/9780199563098.003.0007
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date: 22 September 2020

Chest wall tumours 410

Pectus correction surgery 414

Pleurectomy 418

Pleurodesis 420

procedure basics: resection of benign/malignant tumour, ± bony stabilization, ± reconstruction with muscle flap.

time: dependent on degree of resection and reconstruction.

pain rating: 5/5.

analgesia: many patients on pre-operative opioids; thoracic epidural/paravertebral advisable....

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