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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Jun Wan
    • Renquan Zhang
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  • Published online on: September 14, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1016
  • Pages: 517-520
  • Copyright: © Wan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Surgical treatment for central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery often include bronchial anastomosis and pulmonary angioplasty. As a technique, video‑assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has proven to reduce the rate of occurrence of complications, and thereby obtain improved survival rates. In the present case study, its use in treating central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery is reported. A case study of a 68‑year‑old man with a history of smoking 15‑20 cigarettes per day for 40 years is described, who presented with a cough and hemoptysis. A bronchial sleeve left upper lobectomy and pulmonary angioplasty were performed with complete VATS and routine lymph node dissection. The preoperative diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung (cT2, N2, M0, stage IIIA) was confirmed as SCC through the postoperative pathological examination, leading to the tumor staging: pT2, N1, M0, stage IIB. These results were obtained without sacrificing the oncological principles of thoracic surgery. It has been demonstrated that VATS may be applied for treating central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery. However, end‑to‑end bronchial anastomosis and continuous suture of the pulmonary artery were difficult to perform, and use of the VATS procedure is on a learning curve, which will be informative for surgeons and their assistants.
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Wan, J., & Wan, J. (2016). Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 5, 517-520. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1016
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Wan, J., Zhang, R."Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5.5 (2016): 517-520.
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Wan, J., Zhang, R."Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5, no. 5 (2016): 517-520. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1016