Pleural tent after upper lobectomy: a randomized study of efficacy and duration of effect.

@article{Brunelli2002PleuralTA,
  title={Pleural tent after upper lobectomy: a randomized study of efficacy and duration of effect.},
  author={Alessandro Brunelli and Majed Al Refai and Marco Monteverde and Alessandro Borri and M Salati and Armando Sabbatini and Aroldo Fianchini},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={1958-62}
}
BACKGROUND The object of this study was to assess the efficay and maximum duration of effect of the pleural tent in reducing the incidence of air leak after upper lobectomy. METHODS Two hundred patients who underwent upper lobectomy were prospectively randomized into two groups: 100 patients who underwent an upper lobectomy and a pleural tent procedure (group 1; tented patients) and 100 patients who underwent only an upper lobectomy and not a pleural tent procedure (group 2; untented patients… CONTINUE READING

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