Expandable prosthesis in right postpneumonectomy syndrome in childhood and adolescence.

@article{Audry1993ExpandablePI,
  title={Expandable prosthesis in right postpneumonectomy syndrome in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Georges Audry and Patrick Balquet and Marie Paule Vazquez and E S Dejerine and A. Baculard and Mich{\'e}le Boul{\'e} and Alain Grimfeld and Morgan Gruner},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={323-7}
}
Right pneumonectomy can lead to severe respiratory impairment due to stenosis of the left main bronchus. This syndrome is usually treated by inserting a fixed-volume prosthesis but, in children, expandable prostheses have the advantage of being adaptable to growth and permit progressive recentering of the mediastinum. We report 3 such cases, with the results of pulmonary function tests. The patients were aged 11, 17, and 22 years at the time of implantation and had undergone pneumonectomy… CONTINUE READING