Lung-Sparing Pulmonary Resections: Bronchoplastic/Sleeve Resection

  • Philip M. Hartigan


Lesions involving or encroaching upon main bronchi preclude clean resection by traditional lobectomy. Options for complete resection then include proximal mainstem transection (pneumonectomy or bilobectomy), or a bronchoplastic resection vs. sleeve resection with preservation of distal parenchyma. There is confusion and inconsistency in the terminology of such parenchymal-sparing techniques.


Bronchoplastic resection Sleeve resection Sleeve lobectomy Lung isolation One-lung ventilation Anastomosis phase 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip M. Hartigan
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  1. 1.Division of Thoracic Anaesthesia Department of AnaesthesiologyPerioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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