Early division of tracheal suspensory ligament attachments with or without mobilization of the smaller lobe greatly increases the extent of superior traction on the substernal component, thereby facilitating delivery of the substernal pole through the thoracic inlet
and identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerves.
It has been reported that localization of oesophageal foreign bodies in dogs was mostly at thoracic inlet
or thoracic region (Moore, 2001; Thompson et al.
Radiographs of the airway above the thoracic inlet
in the normal older child tend to be straightforward.
5 Accord-ing to this criteria, any thyroid enlargement of more than 2 cm identified below the thoracic inlet
during operation, when the patient neck is held in exten-sion is termed as retrosternal goiter were included in the study.
Acute thoracic inlet
obstruction in achalasia of the esophagus.
A small hiatal hernia was noted (figure, A), along with spontaneously elicited reflux to the thoracic inlet
1) Being located at the dorsal aspect of the thoracic inlet
and apex of the chest, Pancoast tumor is mostly derived from neoplasms in 95% of patients and characterized by shoulder pain due to involvement of brachial plexus nerves, Horner's syndrome and atrophy of hand muscles.
In one case, granulomas were present within the pharynx, at the thoracic inlet
and multifocally on the pleural surface.