Elective pneumonectomy for benign lung disease: modern-day mortality and morbidity.

  title={Elective pneumonectomy for benign lung disease: modern-day mortality and morbidity.},
  author={A Alan Conlan and Jeanne M Lukanich and J Shutz and Shelley Hurwitz},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={110 4 Pt 1},
This retrospective study of elective pneumonectomy for complicated inflammatory lung disease was done to define modern-day mortality and morbidity. One hundred twenty-four patients received elective pneumonectomy. Patient ages ranged from 6 months to 71 years. Past, recurrent, or new pulmonary tuberculosis was present in 107 patients (86.3%). Clinical presentation involved recurrent infections or severe suppurative sequelae (abscess, empyema). Forty-seven patients had chronic hemoptysis and 25… CONTINUE READING


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