Sleeve lobectomy for carcinoma of the lung.

@article{Weisel1979SleeveLF,
  title={Sleeve lobectomy for carcinoma of the lung.},
  author={Richard D. Toronto Weisel and Joel David Cooper and Norman C. Delarue and Terrell E Theman and Thomas J. R. Todd and Frederick G. Pearson},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1979},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={
          839-49
        }
}
Sleeve lobectomy for non-oat cell carcinoma involving a major bronchus preserves functioning lung tissue and, in carefully selected patients, provides long-term survival comparable to pneumonectomy. Seventy patients underwent sleeve lobectomy between 1967 and 1978. Twenty-seven patients were considered compromised (Group I) because they had severe respiratory impairment which contraindicated pneumonectomy. Forty-three patients were considered uncompromised (Group 2) and underwent elective… CONTINUE READING

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