Vocal cord dysfunction after left lung resection for cancer.

OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence, the impact-related postoperative complications and the risk factors of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) after left lung resection for cancer. METHODS From February 1996 to April 1999, a review of prospectively gathered data was performed on 99 consecutive patients who underwent a pneumonectomy (n=50) or a lobectomy (n=49… CONTINUE READING