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Video-assisted thoracic surgery for left lung cancer in a patient with a right aortic arch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18470691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of left lung cancer in a patient with a right aortic arch. A 65-year-old woman was diagnosed to have an adenocarcinoma in the left upper lobe (S3) in addition to a right aortic arch (type II), with the left subclavian artery originating from the descending aorta. Left upper lobectomy and lymph node dissection was performed by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). For the mediastinal dissection, the upper mediastinal lymph nodes were easily resected after verifying the location of the arterial ligament and the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). This is the first report of using VATS to remove a lung cancer from a patient with a right aortic arch.
Hiroshige Nakamura; Ken Miwa; Yoshin Adachi; Shinji Fujioka; Tomohiro Haruki; Yuji Taniguchi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1863-6705     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-12     Completed Date:  2008-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Tottori University Hospital, 36-1 Nishi-cho, Yonago, Tottori 683-8504, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / radiography,  surgery*
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*,  radiography
Lung Neoplasms / radiography,  surgery*
Lymph Node Excision* / adverse effects
Pneumonectomy* / adverse effects
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve / pathology
Subclavian Artery / abnormalities
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted* / adverse effects
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology,  prevention & control

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