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Triple reconstruction of pulmonary artery, superior vena cava and bronchus for lung cancer.
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PMID:  17670631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report on a case of a complete resection for bronchogenic carcinoma necessitating right upper sleeve lobectomy with prosthetic replacement of right pulmonary artery (PA) and superior vena cava (SVC). A 74-year-old male with squamous cell carcinoma had a tumor which extended to the right main bronchus, right PA and SVC. After reconstruction of the SVC with a ringed polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft between the left brachiocephalic vein (BCV) and right atrial auricle, the tumor was completely resected en bloc. Bronchial anastomosis followed by the prosthetic reconstructions of PA and SVC between the right BCV and the origin of SVC were performed. Pathological staging was t4n2m0 (stage IIIB). The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient discharged from the hospital on the 29th postoperative day. He has been doing well without recurrence and keeping a good graft patency for more than 3 years.
Yasuo Sekine; Kazuhiro Yasufuku; Shinichiro Motohashi; Takehiko Fujisawa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-10     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba, 260-8670, Japan.
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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2006 Aug;5(4):511   [PMID:  17670632 ]

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