The paraclavicular approach for first rib resection requires the use of two incisions, a supraclavicular and an infraclavicular. The supraclavicular approach is used for the dissection of the largest part of the first rib and the resection of the posterior part of the rib, while the infraclavicular approach is used for the identification and resection of the anterior part of the rib.

References:

  1. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4471-4366-6_63

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