Home > Riviste > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery > Fascicoli precedenti > The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 December;45(6) > The journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 December;45(6):581-3

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Estratti

THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica


Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 2,179


eTOC

 

CASE REPORTS  THORACIC SECTION


The journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 December;45(6):581-3

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Patent foramen ovale after lobectomy. A contraindication to completion pneumonectomy

Leo F., Venissac N., Rabary O., Guillot F., Khelef S., Mouroux J.

Thoracic Surgery Department Pasteur Hospital, Nice, France


PDF  


Patency of the foramen ovale (FO) is a very rare complication after lobectomy. Completion pneumonectomy after FO reopening has never been described before. In the reported case, a patent FO was diagnosed in a 52-year old man 9 months after a left upper sleeve lobectomy for a squamous cell carcinoma pT2N1. At the same time, bronchoscopy showed an endobronchial recurrence in the left main bronchus. The foramen was closed percutaneosly by a 35 mm Amplatzer prosthesis. Dyspnea improved dramatically in the following 4 weeks and no more oxygen therapy was required. After complete restaging, a completion pneumonectomy was performed without any postoperative complication. This case report suggests that pneumonectomy in such delicate patients is feasible.

inizio pagina

Publication History

Per citare questo articolo

Corresponding author e-mail