Surgical techniques and results for partial or circumferential sleeve resection of the pulmonary artery for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Cerfolio2007SurgicalTA,
  title={Surgical techniques and results for partial or circumferential sleeve resection of the pulmonary artery for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Robert James Cerfolio and Ayesha S. Bryant},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1971-6; discussion 1976-7}
}
BACKGROUND We assessed our experience with partial or circumferential resection of the pulmonary artery during lobectomy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a prospective electronic database of patients who underwent pulmonary artery resection. The technique used was an R0 resection with end-to-end anastomosis only if needed, distal control of the pulmonary artery by clamping the vein (not the artery), and no postoperative anticoagulation. RESULTS Between October 1998 and June 6, 2006, 42… CONTINUE READING