Intraoperative Measures for Preventing Residual Air Spaces

Gaetano Rocco

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In thoracic surgery, the intraoperative solution of difficult air space problems relies heavily on the operating surgeon's creativity, versatility, and meticulous surgical technique, as well us profound knowledge of the anatomy and past surgical heritage. The same degree of expertise and experience is needed to simply observe innocent residual spaces without resorting to unnecessary aggressiveness. Management of residual air spaces is an art that conclusively defines the maturity of a thoracic surgeon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • Air leaks
  • Muscle flap transposition
  • Pleural tent
  • Pneumoperitoneum
  • Thoracoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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