Management of postpneumonectomy syndrome by intrapleural injection of sulfur hexafluoride. Case report.

Abstract

Left postpneumonectomy syndrome was managed by injection of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) into the pleural space. This measure permitted irradiation of a contralateral, second primary lung cancer without resulting pulmonary fibrosis. Such use of SF6 may be an option for prophylaxis against postpneumonectomy syndrome. 

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@article{Uyama1993ManagementOP, title={Management of postpneumonectomy syndrome by intrapleural injection of sulfur hexafluoride. Case report.}, author={Takeshi Uyama and Y. Monden and Shizuka Sakiyama and Takumi Fukumoto and Masami Sumitomo and K. Harada}, journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={1993}, volume={27 3-4}, pages={179-81} }