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Left Parasternal Mediastinotomy
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Preprocedure

      • Procedure

        • Outcomes

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Aortopulmonary window (APW)
          • Synonyms

            • Chamberlain procedure

          PREPROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Preprocedure Imaging

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Positions/Location

                    • Procedure Steps

                      • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                        • Pitfalls

                          POST PROCEDURE

                          • Expected Outcome

                            • Things To Avoid

                              OUTCOMES

                              • Complications

                                Selected References

                                1. Shimizu J et al: Four cases of invasive anterior mediastinal tumors definitively diagnosed by the chamberlain procedure. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 20 Suppl:434-40, 2014
                                2. Chang AC et al: Lung cancer: multidisciplinary approach to tissue sampling. Radiol Clin North Am. 50(5):951-60, 2012
                                3. Quint LE: Multidisciplinary approach to thoracic tissue sampling. Cancer Imaging. 10 Spec no A:S151-5, 2010
                                4. Date H: Diagnostic strategies for mediastinal tumors and cysts. Thorac Surg Clin. 19(1):29-35, vi, 2009
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Preprocedure

                                    • Procedure

                                      • Outcomes

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Abbreviations

                                          • Aortopulmonary window (APW)
                                        • Synonyms

                                          • Chamberlain procedure

                                        PREPROCEDURE

                                        • Indications

                                          • Contraindications

                                            • Preprocedure Imaging

                                              • Getting Started

                                                PROCEDURE

                                                • Patient Positions/Location

                                                  • Procedure Steps

                                                    • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                      • Pitfalls

                                                        POST PROCEDURE

                                                        • Expected Outcome

                                                          • Things To Avoid

                                                            OUTCOMES

                                                            • Complications

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Shimizu J et al: Four cases of invasive anterior mediastinal tumors definitively diagnosed by the chamberlain procedure. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 20 Suppl:434-40, 2014
                                                              2. Chang AC et al: Lung cancer: multidisciplinary approach to tissue sampling. Radiol Clin North Am. 50(5):951-60, 2012
                                                              3. Quint LE: Multidisciplinary approach to thoracic tissue sampling. Cancer Imaging. 10 Spec no A:S151-5, 2010
                                                              4. Date H: Diagnostic strategies for mediastinal tumors and cysts. Thorac Surg Clin. 19(1):29-35, vi, 2009