Is pneumonectomy mandatory after transection of the left main pulmonary artery?

Abstract

Transection of the main pulmonary artery (PA) is thought to be associated with necrosis of the lung, subsequent sepsis, and death. We report the management of a patient from an outside hospital who underwent an aborted pneumonectomy after transection of the left main PA. We eventually treated the patient with an intrapericardial pneumonectomy. However, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.08.014

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@article{Ihekweazu2010IsPM, title={Is pneumonectomy mandatory after transection of the left main pulmonary artery?}, author={Ugonna N Ihekweazu and William D Travis and Raja M. Flores}, journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={2010}, volume={140 1}, pages={242-3} }