Surgical approach is one of the most crucial aspects in the treatment of superior sulcus tumor (SST). Posterior approach as described by Paulson and coworkers is appropriate for the resection of SST invading posterior part of the 1st rib and the vertebrae, whereas anterior approaches as described by Masaoka, Dartevelle, Grunenwald, or Rusca are suitable for resection of SST involving subclavian vessels. We present 2 cases of SST who underwent complete resection through the posterior approach and a modified hemi-clamshell approach, respectively. We also discuss the surgical approaches for SST with referring to literatures.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jan|
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