Pneumonectomy for malignant disease: factors affecting early morbidity and mortality.

  title={Pneumonectomy for malignant disease: factors affecting early morbidity and mortality.},
  author={Alain Bernard and Claude Deschamps and Mark S. Allen and Daniel L. Miller and Victor F. Trastek and Gregory D. Jenkins and Peter C. Pairolero},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={121 6},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report is to analyze factors affecting morbidity and mortality after pneumonectomy for malignant disease. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the cases of all patients who underwent pneumonectomy for malignancy at the Mayo Clinic. Between January 1, 1985, and September 30, 1998, 639 patients (469 men and 170 women) were identified. Median age was 64 years (range 20 to 86 years). Indication for pneumonectomy was primary lung cancer in 607 (95.0%) patients and… CONTINUE READING


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