Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Chest. 1996 Oct;110(4):885-8.

Combined operations for lung volume reduction surgery and lung cancer.

Author information

1
Lung Center, Chapman Medical Center, Orange, Calif, USA.

Abstract

Fifty-three lung masses were found in 51 (16%) of 325 patients who underwent lung volume reduction surgery. This included 11 non-small cell lung cancers and 42 benign lung masses. Eleven patients (mean age, 69.4 years) underwent a combined lung volume reduction surgery and resection of clinical stage I lung cancers (lymph node dissection with either lobectomy [3] or wedge resection [8]). There were no deaths or major complications. The average length of stay was 8.7 days. The mean FEV1 was 654 mL (21.7% predicted) preoperatively and 1,079 mL (49% predicted) postoperatively. Patients who are screened for lung volume reduction surgery should be carefully evaluated for possible lung masses. Lung volume reduction surgery allows lung cancer surgery in patients who otherwise would be considered to have physiologically inoperable disease.

PMID:
8874240
DOI:
10.1378/chest.110.4.885
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for eScholarship, California Digital Library, University of California
Loading ...
Support Center