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A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 August;39(4):509-10

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Com­bined ­lung ­volume reduc­tion sur­gery and tho­racic ­aortic aneu­rysm resec­tion

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.

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