Chest Surgery pp 185-208 | Cite as

Bronchial Sleeve Resection

  • Hans Hoffmann
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


Bronchial sleeve resections are defined as removal of a segment of a main bronchus, typically in conjunction with the involved lobar or segmental bronchus and associated lung tissue with subsequent construction of a bronchial anastomosis. In patients with lung cancer, they allow for preservation of lung tissue unaffected by tumor while achieving an oncological radical resection. In many instances, a sleeve lobectomy can avoid an otherwise required pneumonectomy or offer a curative resection to otherwise functionally inoperable patients.


Main Bronchus Bronchial Carcinoid Segmental Bronchus Sleeve Resection Sleeve Lobectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryThoraxklinik, University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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