A study of surgical treatment in lung cancer over 75 years of age-effect of epidural anesthesia for protection of postoperative coughing disturbance

T. Tabata, T. Tanita, S. Ono, S. Maeda, M. Noda, Yasushi Hoshikawa, M. Chida, S. Suzuki, G. Okaniwa, S. Fujimura

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29 patients over 75 years of age in 221 patients undergoing resection of lung cancer from January of 1990 through December of 1994 were studied for the occurrence of expectoration disturbance (atelectasis), the effect of epidural anesthesia for protection of it. Atelectasis was observed in 8 (27.6%) of 29. In a group received epidural anesthesia (EA) during the early postoperative phase, 1 of 5 patients developed atelectasis. In 192 patients below 75 years of age, atelectasis was observed in 40 (20.8%) of them, so in a group received epidural anesthesia (EA) during the early postoperative phase, only 2 of 42 patients (4.8%) developed atelectasis. This value was significantly lower than that value (25.3%) in a group without EA. In conclusion, in the group below 75 years of age, EA during the early postoperative phase may be useful in inhibiting the occurrence of atelectasis, an important one of the postoperative lung complications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume49
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1996

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Pulmonary Atelectasis
Epidural Anesthesia
Lung Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Lung

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A study of surgical treatment in lung cancer over 75 years of age-effect of epidural anesthesia for protection of postoperative coughing disturbance. / Tabata, T.; Tanita, T.; Ono, S.; Maeda, S.; Noda, M.; Hoshikawa, Yasushi; Chida, M.; Suzuki, S.; Okaniwa, G.; Fujimura, S.

In: Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery, Vol. 49, No. 5, 01.01.1996.

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