Lobar Resection of Congenital Pulmonary Malformations (Open and MIS Approaches)

  • Rita D. Shelby
  • Dominic J. Papandria
  • Karen A. DiefenbachEmail author


This chapter describes the endoscopic/surgical procedure for lobar resection of congenital pulmonary malformations as performed by the following approaches: thoracotomy and thoracoscopy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: thoracic access, identification and dissection of the pulmonary lesion and involved lobes, ligation and division of the associated airway and vascular structures, and chest closure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Congenital pulmonary airway malformations Pulmonary sequestration Lobectomy CPAM CCAM Thoracic surgery Lung resection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita D. Shelby
    • 1
  • Dominic J. Papandria
    • 2
  • Karen A. Diefenbach
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterDepartment of Pediatric SurgeryColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Nationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA

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