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Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec;96(6):2227-30. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.01.100.

Right lower lobectomy with middle lobe preservation after right upper lobectomy in lung cancer of the right lower lobe.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, National Hospital Organization, Okinawa Hospital, Okinawa, Japan. Electronic address: naohiro_taira@yahoo.co.jp.


A 73-year-old woman who underwent right upper lobectomy for tuberculosis 40 years earlier was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, clinical stage IIA (T2bN0M0), in the right lower lobe of her lung. A lower lobectomy with preservation of the middle lobe was performed. The patient had an uneventful recovery. She is alive without signs of recurrence or requirement for additional oxygen support 6 years after the operation.

Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.



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