Operation for preservation of lung function in lung cancer cases--study on bronchoplasty

T. Naruke, H. Asamura, H. Kondo, T. Goya, R. Tsuchiya, K. Suemasu

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Abstract

In the period between 1962 and 1989, there were 2,279 resected cases of primary lung cancer, out of which 134 cases (21 cases in stage I; 29 cases in stage II; 66 cases in stage IIIA; 9 cases in stage IIIB; 9 cases in stage IV) underwent bronchoplasty excluding carinal resection. Survival rate was 38.2% in these cases including one operative death. Five year survival rate was significantly better than 22.5% in 453 cases which underwent pneumonectomy. To preserve pulmonary function, enhance curability and extend scope of operative indication, bronchoplasty is a safe and valuable procedure for selected cases of squamous carcinoma and low-grade malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1349-1351
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Geka Gakkai zasshi
Volume92
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Sep

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Naruke, T., Asamura, H., Kondo, H., Goya, T., Tsuchiya, R., & Suemasu, K. (1991). Operation for preservation of lung function in lung cancer cases--study on bronchoplasty. Nippon Geka Gakkai zasshi, 92(9), 1349-1351.