Chest Wall Reconstruction Workup

Updated: Jul 03, 2018
  • Author: David Jansen, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Jorge I de la Torre, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Obtain routine preoperative studies.

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Imaging Studies

Obtain baseline chest radiographs. Consider performing a CT scan.

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Other Tests

To successfully perform chest wall reconstruction, a good understanding of the mechanics of breathing and the baseline preoperative pulmonary status are necessary.

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