Fissureless fissure-last video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for all lung lobes: a better alternative to decrease the incidence of prolonged air leak?


Stamenovic D., BOSTANCI K. , Messerschmidt A., Jahn T., Schneider T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.50, ss.118-123, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv455
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.118-123

Özet

OBJECTIVES: Prolonged air leak (PAL) after major lung resections is a common postoperative complication that leads to extended length of hospital stay (LOS) and increased hospital costs. Dissection of the lung tissue through the fissure may increase the incidence of PAL especially in the patients with incomplete fissures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the fissureless fissure-last technique in VATS lobectomy on immediate outcome, especially relating to air leak and LOS.