Ljiljana D Andric

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OBJECTIVES Recent data have suggested that there is a flexibility of borderline values of lung function tests in allowing safe lung resection. The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of postoperative lung function change in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease compared with that of patients with normal lung function, and to compare(More)
INTRODUCTION Lung resection in patients with limited lung function is one of the greatest challenges in general thoracic surgery. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyse the pattern of lung function changes after operation, operative morbidity and mortality and to compare them with control group of patients. METHOD The study included 34 patients(More)
Pneumonectomy is a lung resection that is associated with significantly higher operative mortality and morbidity than lobectomy. Beside classical causes of operative morbidity, such as respiratory and cardiovascular, the most important cause of postoperative complications is bronchopleural fistula. This complication occurs in 5 to 10 percents of patients(More)
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