A VATS lobectomy for lung cancer in a patient with an anomalous pulmonary vein: Report of a case

Masahiro Tsuboi, Hisao Asamura, Tsuguo Naruke, Haruhiko Nakayama, Haruhiko Kondo, Ryosuke Tsuchiya

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Abstract

A video-assisted right upper lobectomy was successfully performed on a 58-year-old man with an anomalous segmental pulmonary vein. The tumor was a peripherally located adenocarcinoma. The anomalous vein behind the right main bronchus was identified and safely divided. This case emphasized that to perform this procedure successfully, (1) a careful preoperative evaluation of the anatomy, including the presence of any possible vascular and/or bronchial anomalies, is necessary, and (2) if any anatomical structures cannot be determined intraoperatively, a conversion into an open procedure must immediately be undertaken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1074-1076
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov 28
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anomalous pulmonary vein
  • Pitfall
  • VATS lobectomy
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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