DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20214005

Superior mediastinal tumour excision through upper partial sternotomy and chamberlain incision

Ridhika Munjal, Subrata Pramanik, Ajit Kumar Padhy, Niranjan Jadhav, Anubhav Gupta

Abstract


Superior mediastinal mass excision can be performed by various approaches such as partial sternotomy, mini trapdoor incision, anterior cervical transsternal approach and lateral thoracotomies. However, adequate exposure especially of superior surface seems to be difficult. Total four patients of superior mediastinal mass were admitted in the department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi between June 2019 to May 2021. All of them were operated by upper partial sternotomy with right or left chamberlain extension of incision. It is safe and effective in terms of exposure with early recovery as well as cosmesis. Hence, we advocate the use of upper partial sternotomy with left or right chamberlain incision which provides good exposure in addition to ease of patient position, vascular control and emergency institution of cardiopulmonary bypass.  


Keywords


Superior mediastinal tumour, Chamberlain incision, Partial sternotomy

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