We report a thoracoscopic partial resection of the lung for the peripheral lung tumor in a 66-year-old woman. Her chest roentgenogram and computed tomographic scan showed a single tumor 1.9 cm in diameter within the periphery of the right lower lobe. A solitary metastatic lung tumor of colon cancer, which was resected one year ago, was suspected. Partial resection of the lung involving this tumor was performed using the MULTIFIRE ENDO GIA 30 disposable surgical stapler under thoracoscopy. There was neither air leak nor bleeding at the resection line. Pathological examination of the tumor revealed benign localized pleural mesothelioma. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she was discharged from the hospital on the eighth postoperative day. Thoracoscopic pulmonary resection using EndoGIA is a safe technique for a peripheral lung tumor.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1993|
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