OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the outcomes of bronchoplasty (BP) and pulmonary arterioplasty (PAP) for treatment of patients with lung cancer. SUBJECTS: We studied 33 patients who underwent BP and/or PAP over the previous 7 years at our institution. METHODS: A telescope procedure was utilized for anastomosis of a tubular excision performed in the bronchus. One patient received induction chemoradiotherapy, in whom the anastomosis section was covered with an intercostal muscle flap to assure anastomosis completion, then PAP was performed under heparinization. RESULTS: BP including a sleeve resection was performed in 15 patients, while that with a wedge resection and partial side wall resection was performed in 7 and 1 patient, respectively. PAP was performed in 18 patients, and a combination of BP and PAP was used in 8. The seam was incomplete in 2 patients and stenosis was recognized in the anastomosis section in 1. No local recurrence at the anastomosis site was seen in any of the 33 cases. The survival rate for patients who underwent BP was similar to that of those who underwent a standard resection for primary lung cancer. CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that BP and PAP are safe and useful surgical procedures for patients with lung cancer.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2008|
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