Postpneumonectomy syndrome: surgical management and long-term results.

  title={Postpneumonectomy syndrome: surgical management and long-term results.},
  author={K Robert Shen and John C. Wain and Cameron Dorrans Wright and Hermes C. Grillo and Douglas J. Mathisen},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={135 6},
  pages={1210-6; discussion 1216-9}
OBJECTIVE Postpneumonectomy syndrome is a rare syndrome of dynamic airway obstruction caused by extreme rotation and shift of the mediastinum after pneumonectomy, resulting in symptomatic central airway compression. We have treated this syndrome by mediastinal repositioning and placement of saline-filled prostheses into the pneumonectomy space. There is a paucity of outcome data for patients treated surgically, with only a single series of 11 patients previously reported. We analyzed our recent… CONTINUE READING
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