Bronchial obstruction by tumor embolus of contralateral lung during pneumonectomy: report of a case

@inproceedings{Lee2013BronchialOB,
  title={Bronchial obstruction by tumor embolus of contralateral lung during pneumonectomy: report of a case},
  author={Dong Kyu 'Roy' Lee and Heezoo Kim and Sang Ho Lim and Young Ho Choi and Hyun Koo Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery},
  year={2013}
}
Bronchial obstruction due to a tumor embolus of the contralateral lung during pneumonectomy is an uncommon and fatal complication. According to previous cases, a bronchial balloon of double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) could prevent a dislodged tumor from traveling to the contralateral lung. We experienced a tumor embolism from the bronchus with cancer to the other bronchus despite applying DLT. A 59-year-old male with endobronchial lung cancer underwent a left pneumonectomy. One-lung… CONTINUE READING

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