Pulmonary Resections Types, Indications, and Complications
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2017, Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 311-315
A variety of pulmonary resection techniques are currently available, including pneumonectomy (intrapleural, extrapleural, intrapericardial,and sleeve pneumonectomy), lobectomy and sleeve lobectomy , segmentectomy, wedge resection and non-anatomic parenchymal sparing resection.
To evaluate the experience with pulmonary resections at our hospital.
This is a retrospective study utilized medical records of 110 patients from 1st of January 2013 to the 31st December 2014. After doing the routine laboratory work and chest x-ray for all patients, they were operated under general anesthesia with double lumen endotracheal tube, for whom different types of pulmonary resections were performed for different reasons.
A total of 110 patients, 65 males (59.1%) and 45 females (40.9%). Lobectomy is the most common type of pulmonary resection used 62.7%.Malignant tumor is a common indication for pulmonary resection 36.3%. Trauma and hydatid cyst are a significant cause of pulmonary resection in our country. Mortality rate for pulmonary resection is 9.09%.
Pulmonary resections are the most used surgical modalities for treatment of many pulmonary diseases. It is a safe procedure providing the proper selection of the patient and assessment regarding pulmonary function status.
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