Bronchial and bronchovascular sleeve resection for treatment of central lung tumors

Lausberg, H F; Graeter, T P; Wendler, O; Demertzis, S; Ukena, D; Schäfers, H J (2000). Bronchial and bronchovascular sleeve resection for treatment of central lung tumors. Annals of thoracic surgery, 2(70), 367-71; discussion 371-2. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/S0003-4975(00)01725-2

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BACKGROUND: To improve postoperative pulmonary reserve, we have employed parenchyma-sparing resections for central lung tumors irrespective of pulmonary function. The results of lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and sleeve resection were analyzed retrospectively. METHODS: From October 1995 to June 1999, 422 typical lung resections were performed for lung cancer. Of these, 301 were lobectomies (group I), 81 were sleeve resections (group II), and 40 were pneumonectomies (group III). RESULTS: Operative mortality was 2% in group I, 1.2% in group II, and 7.5% in group III (group I and II vs. group III, p<0.03). Mean time of intubation was 1.0+/-4.1 days in group I, 0.9+/-1.3 days in group II, and 3.6+/-11.2 days in group III (groups I and II vs. group III, p<0.01). The incidence of bronchial complications was 1.3% in group I, none in group II, and 7.5% in group III (group I and II vs group III, p<0.001). After 2 years, survival was 64% in group I, 61.9% in group II, and 56.1% in group III (p = NS). Freedom from local disease recurrence was 92.1% in group I, 95.7% in group II, and 90.9% in group III after 2 years (p = NS). CONCLUSIONS: Sleeve resection is a useful surgical option for the treatment of central lung tumors, thus avoiding pneumonectomy with its associated risks. Morbidity, early mortality, long-term survival, and recurrence of disease after sleeve resection are similar to those seen after lobectomy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Demertzis, Stefanos

ISSN:

0003-4975

ISBN:

10969646

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:08

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S0003-4975(00)01725-2

PubMed ID:

10969646

Web of Science ID:

000088886300006

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/29671 (FactScience: 157806)

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