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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Zannini P., Carretta A., Chiesa R., Melissano G., Venturino M., Robuschi M., Damato S.*
From the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Anesthesiology and Respiratory Medicine, University of Milan, Italy Scientific Institute H San Raffaele and
* Seregno Hospital, Milan, Italy
Postoperative improvement of respiratory function has been reported with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in patients with severe emphysema. Since smoking is an established risk factor for lung cancer, vascular diseases and emphysema, it is not infrequent to find these diseases associated in the same patient. Combined treatment of lung cancer and emphysema has already been reported. Surgical treatment of vascular diseases in emphysematous patients could also benefit from the application of LVRS techniques. We report resection of an aortic aneurysm combined with LVRS in a patient with concomitant thoracic aortic aneurysm and severe emphysema. Respiratory function improved in the postoperative period.