Left Upper Lobe Trisegmentectomy After Pulmonary Endarterectomy

Hideki Tsubouchi, Masaki Goto, Sachie Terazawa, Shiro Adachi, Yuka Suzuki, Akihiko Usui, Takahisa Kondo, Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Major pulmonary resection has been successfully performed after pulmonary endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in a few cases. A pulmonary nodule was detected in a 68-year-old man with a diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. After pulmonary hypertension was resolved with pulmonary endarterectomy, left upper lobe trisegmentectomy was performed for small lung cancer. Dissection of the pulmonary artery was carefully performed with a possibility of a fragile state on the arterial wall due to previous pulmonary endarterectomy. Pathologically, the arterial media with an uneven thickness was exposed to the vascular lumen in the resected pulmonary artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e361-e363
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume112
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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