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 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0218492315619509
  • Title of Journal : Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-282
  • Keywords: Hernia, Lung diseases, nonpenetrating, Rib fractures, Surgical mesh, Thoracic Injuries, Wounds

Abstract

© 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.