Surgical Treatment in Second Lung Cancer after Pneumonectomy
Volume 2 ; Issue 2 ; in Month : July-Dec (2019) Article No : 117
Batihan G, Erol YS, Samancılar O, et al.
Metachronous lung cancer is a well-known entity in patients having undergone successful lung resection. Anatomical resection with removal of regional lymph nodes is the recommended surgical procedure of metachronous lung cancer but sublober non-anatomic resections should be considered for patients who have inadequate pulmonary capacity.
Although pulmonary resection for a second lung cancer after pneumonectomy is generally considered to be at prohibitive risk it is feasible and worldwide procedure especially in highly selected patients. We present the case of patient who undergone right pulmonary wedge resection for metachronous lung cancer after left pneumonectomy.
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