Prevention and Management of Nerve Injuries in Thoracic Surgery.

Abstract:

:Nerve injuries can cause substantial morbidity after thoracic surgical procedures. These injuries are preventable, provided that the surgeon has a thorough understanding of the anatomy and follows important surgical principles. When nerve injuries occur, it is important to recognize the options available in the immediate and postoperative settings, including expectant management, immediate nerve reconstruction, or auxiliary procedures. This article covers the basic anatomy and physiology of nerves and nerve injuries, an overview of techniques in nerve reconstruction, and a guide to the nerves most commonly involved in thoracic operative procedures.

journal_name

Thorac Surg Clin

journal_title

Thoracic surgery clinics

authors

Auchincloss HG,Donahue DM

doi

10.1016/j.thorsurg.2015.07.012

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-11-01 00:00:00

pages

509-15

issue

4

eissn

1547-4127

issn

1558-5069

pii

S1547-4127(15)00064-X

journal_volume

25

pub_type

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