Thoracic Cavity Approach - Muscle Splitting
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Thoracic wall approach

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Mark

The landmarks applicable to this procedure are the inframammary fold and the lateral border of the breast in women, the nipple line in men, the latissimus dorsi muscle, and the inferior border of the scapula.

Incise

Incise the skin at the level of the fourth or fifth intercostal space, extending from the border of the latissimus dorsi muscle to the border of the breast.

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