Usefulness of lung perfusion scintigraphy before lung cancer resection in patients with ventilatory obstruction.

@article{Mineo2006UsefulnessOL,
  title={Usefulness of lung perfusion scintigraphy before lung cancer resection in patients with ventilatory obstruction.},
  author={Tommaso Claudio Mineo and Orazio Schillaci and Eugenio Pompeo and Davide Mineo and Giovanni Simonetti},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={1828-34}
}
BACKGROUND The study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of preoperative lung perfusion scintigraphy performed by planar acquisition and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in predicting postoperative pulmonary function of patients with resectable lung cancer and obstructive ventilatory defect. METHODS The study enrolled 39 patients (mean age, 67 +/- 2.1 years). All patients underwent preoperative and postoperative pulmonary function tests. Cut-off values for postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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