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Minerva Chirurgica 2006 August;61(4):353-5

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Extended redo sleeve resection for postoperative dehiscence after right upper bronchoplasty

Petrella F. 1, Veronesi G. 1, Leo F. 1, Solli P. 1, Borri A. 1, Gasparri R. 1, Galetta D. 1, Scanagatta P. 1, Spaggiari L. 1, 2

1 Division of Thoracic Surgery European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy 2 University of Milan, Milan, Italy


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Complete anastomotic deishence after sleeve resection is a dramatic and often fatal event requiring an extremely aggressive and risky treatment; completion pneumonectomy represents the sole effective therapeutic option to rescue the patient, but postoperative mortality after this procedure is high. We report a case successfully treated by extended redo carinal sleeve resection after full bronchial dehiscence. This option should be taken into account in such a complication, mainly in patient with compromised respiratory function.

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