Pneumonectomy is performed for centrally located tumors, ipsilateral separate primary tumors in the upper and lower lobes, or invasive infections resistant to long-term antibiotics. It comprises approximately 6 % of all lung resections for cancer and traditionally has been performed via thoracotomy. If there is ipsilateral hilar vessel involvement, intrapericardial pneumonectomy may be performed to yield a clear margin.
KeywordsMalignant Mesothelioma Lung Resection Subcutaneous Emphysema Sleeve Resection Pleural Infection
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