Repair of lung herniation with titanium prosthetic ribs and Prolene mesh

Akkas Y., Peri N. G., Kocer B., KAPLAN T.

Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, vol.24, no.3, pp.280-282, 2016 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0218492315619509
  • Journal Name: Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-282
  • Keywords: Hernia, Lung diseases, nonpenetrating, Rib fractures, Surgical mesh, Thoracic Injuries, Wounds
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© The Author(s) 2014.We present a rare case of intercostal lung herniation due to blunt trauma. A 40-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with lung herniation due to falling off a donkey. Computed tomography demonstrated a fracture of the 8th left rib, a comminuted fracture of the 9th rib, and lung herniation into the 8th intercostal space. The herniation was repaired using a titanium prosthetic rib, a rib plate, and Prolene mesh via a thoracotomy.