The role of muscle flap in preventing bronchus stump insufficiency after pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma in high-risk patients

Beshay, Morris; Carboni, Giovanni; Hoksch, Beatrix; Reymond, Marc A; Schmid, Ralph A (2008). The role of muscle flap in preventing bronchus stump insufficiency after pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma in high-risk patients. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, 7(4), 621-4; discussion 624-5. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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Bronchus stump insufficiency (BSI) is one of the major complications after pneumonectomy; we analyzed all patients who underwent extra pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in order to detect the role of muscle flap (MF) on preventing early and late stump insufficiency. From January 2000 until December 2005, there were 42 patients admitted with MPM for further intervention at our institution. Thirty patients were suitable for surgery and thus received a multimodal treatment with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy using Cisplatin and Gemcitabin (Gemzar), EPP followed by 54 Gray (Gy) adjuvant radiotherapy. Data were collected from the surgical and oncological records. There were 37 male patients (88%), the median age was 65 years (range 40-83 years). Seven (17%) patients had concomitant diseases. Forty patients (95%) had asbestos exposition. The operative procedures were EPP with muscle flap through an anterolateral thoracotomy. Univariate and multivariate analyses were done. One patient (3%) died on the 2nd postoperative day due to lung embolism. Mild complications were noticed in the early postoperative phase in 8 (25%) patients. There was no early or late stump insufficiency during the 15-month follow-up. Surgical techniques using muscle flap seems to play a major role in the prevention of bronchus stump insufficiency especially after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Thoracic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Hoksch, Beatrix and Schmid, Ralph

ISSN:

1569-9293

ISBN:

18381361

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:05

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:20

PubMed ID:

18381361

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28183 (FactScience: 118355)

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