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Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec;96(6):2252-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.084.

Techniques of right extended pneumonectomy.

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Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. Electronic address:


Tracheal sleeve pneumonectomy is considered the operation of choice for tumors involving the right tracheobronchial angle, even though the procedure is burdened by a high rate of perioperative morbidity and mortality. In this report, we present our experience with two different techniques to avoid sleeve pneumonectomy: the tangential tracheal suture and the tracheoplasty.



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