Relevant surgical anatomy of the chest wall
Rajesh, Pala Babu and Naidu, Babu V.. (2010) Relevant surgical anatomy of the chest wall. Thoracic Surgery Clinics, Vol.20 (No.4). pp. 453-463. ISSN 1547-4127
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2010.07.006
The chest wall, like other regional anatomy, is a remarkable fusion of form and function. Principal functions are the protection of internal viscera and an expandable cylinder facilitating variable gas flow into the lungs. Knowledge of the anatomy of the whole cylinder (ribs, sternum, vertebra, diaphragm, intercostal spaces, and extrathoracic muscles) is therefore not only important in the local environment of a specific chest wall resection but also in its relation to overall function. An understanding of chest wall kinematics might help define the loss of function after resection and the effects of various chest wall substitutes. Therefore, this article is not an exhaustive anatomic description but a focused summary and discussion.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QM Human anatomy|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Chest -- Anatomy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Thoracic Surgery Clinics|
|Official Date:||November 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 453-463|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
1 Gray H. Gray’s anatomy: the anatomical basis of medicine and surgery. 39th edition. London: Churchill-Livingston; 2002.
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