Thoracic sequels after thoracotomies in children with congenital cardiac disease

Bal S., Elshershari H., Celiker R., Celiker A.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.13, no.3, pp.264-267, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951103000519
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-267


standard surgical approach for closed heart procedures in small infants and children is to use a posterolateral thoracotomy incision, which results in the division of the latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior muscles. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency and type of musculoskeletal deformities in children undergoing surgery with this approach for congenital cardiac disease.