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A Simple Technique for the Thoracoscopic Plication of the Diaphragm*

Znuke Hwang; Jae Seung Shin; Yang Hyun Cho; Kyung Sun; In Sung Lee
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*From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University Medical Center, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Correspondence to: Jae Seung Shin, MD, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ansan Hospital, Korea University Medical Center #516, Gojan-dong, Gyeonggi-do, 425-020, Korea; e-mail: jason@korea.ac.kr



Chest. 2003;124(1):376-378. doi:10.1378/chest.124.1.376
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We describe a simple technique for video-assisted thoracoscopic plication in patients with diaphragmatic eventration. During the plication, which is performed with a continuous running suture, a surgical assistant maintains the continuous suture traction using a homemade hook through the port. The technique can be performed easily, without any kind of thoracotomy.

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