Extended resection of the pulmonary artery and the aorta for primary lung cancer. Report of a case

K. Sugio, T. Sakada, G. Saito, R. Maruyama, K. Nishioka, R. Tominaga, Y. Nakanishi, N. Hara, K. Sugimachi

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Abstract

We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung in which a left pneumonectomy combined resection of the pulmonary artery and aorta was performed using a cardiopulmonary bypass. The bifurcation of the pulmonary artery was repaired with a pericardial patch and the descending aorta was replaced with an artificial vessel. Eleven months later, the patient underwent dissection of the contralateral mediastinal lymph nodes because of a recurrence of the disease. Even though pulmonary metastases have again recently appeared, he is alive and doing well two years after operation. To obtain a better prognosis in cases demonstrating an involvement of the bifurcation of pulmonary artery, more effective combined treatment still needs to be developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-751
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume40
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1999

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Sugio, K., Sakada, T., Saito, G., Maruyama, R., Nishioka, K., Tominaga, R., ... Sugimachi, K. (1999). Extended resection of the pulmonary artery and the aorta for primary lung cancer. Report of a case. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 40(5), 749-751.