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Thorac Surg Clin. 2013 Aug;23(3):337-47. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2013.05.007.

Reconstruction of the bronchus and pulmonary artery.

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa, 1035, Rome 00189, Italy. mohsen.ibrahim@uniroma1.it

Abstract

Sleeve lobectomy (SL) (lobectomy associated with resection and reconstruction of the bronchus, the pulmonary artery, or both) has proved to be a suitable choice for the treatment of centrally sited non-small cell lung cancer. SL for lung cancer is indicated when a tumor or an N1 lymph node infiltrates the origin of a lobar bronchus, the origin of the lobar branches of the pulmonary artery, or both but not to the extent that a pneumonectomy is required. SL can be performed safely and effectively, even after induction therapy, without an increased complication rate.

KEYWORDS:

Non–small cell lung cancer; Pulmonary artery; Sleeve lobectomy

PMID:
23931017
DOI:
10.1016/j.thorsurg.2013.05.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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