Completion pneumonectomy due to early complication of a first resection is a different operation from completion pneumonectomy performed months or years after a first resection.

@article{Terzi2005CompletionPD,
  title={Completion pneumonectomy due to early complication of a first resection is a different operation from completion pneumonectomy performed months or years after a first resection.},
  author={Alberto Terzi and Francesco Calabr{\`o}},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={174; author reply 174-5}
}
I read with great interest the paper by Jungraithmayr and colleagues entitled ‘Indications and results of completion pneumonectomy’ [1] and I congratulate them on their results. In a previous paper, my colleagues and I reported our experience with 47 patients who underwent completion pneumonectomy (CP) [2], including patients who underwent CP for early and late complications after a first resection, grouping the latter together with patients who underwent CP for benign diseases this way we… CONTINUE READING