Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 48(3): 157-159
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-9631
Case Report
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Sleeve Lobectomy of the Middle Lobe for Hilar Lung Cancer with Accompanying Cardiomyopathy and Actinomycosis

T. Suzuki1 , A. Kitami1 , Y. Kamio1 , G. Hori1 , T. Mitsuya1 , Y. Higashi1
  • Departments of
  • 1Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
  • 2 Pathology,
  • 3Internal Medicine, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

The indication for sleeve lobectomy of the middle lobe is limited, because the frequency of cancer occupying both the middle lobe and its bifurcation is low and the more commonly used middle and lower lobectomy is an alternate procedure. However, if a patient has accompanying cardiopulmonary restriction, lung preservation is paramount. We present a patient with hilar lung cancer (TisN0M0) associated with progressive cardiomyopathy, who underwent sleeve lobectomy of the middle lobe; the cancer took a favorable course.


T. Suzuki, M. D. 

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