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Dissection of the rib in a flank incision is often tedious and difficult. Entry into the pleural space and subcostal nerve injury are two frequent complications. in an effort to reduce the frequency of these complications and to facilitate the ease of rib dissection and resection, we describe a technique that uses a moistened surgical sponge to dissect free the posterior surface of the rib. (C) 1997, Elsevier Science Inc.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/S0090-4295(97)00105-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

Urology

Publication Date

1997

Volume

49

Pages

946 - 947

Keywords

living-donor nephrectomy