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Successful Pulmonary Resection of Lung Cancer in a Patient with Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Report of a Case

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A rare case of the potentially grave combination of lung cancer and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) is described. PAPVC would cause many problems following major lung resection, even in a preoperatively asymptomatic patient, because of the inevitable development of right ventricular failure as a result of right ventricular volume overload caused by the left-to-right physiologic shunt. On the other hand, if a patient has primary lung cancer, anatomical resection should be done to achieve curative treatment. We successfully performed a left lower lobectomy for lung cancer in a patient with abnormal venous drainage in the left upper lobe, with simultaneous correction of a PAPVC.

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Received: August 17, 2001 / Accepted: March 5, 2002

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Takei, H., Suzuki, K., Asamura, H. et al. Successful Pulmonary Resection of Lung Cancer in a Patient with Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Report of a Case. Surg Today 32, 899–901 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s005950200176

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