Revista Colombiana de Cirugía
Print version ISSN 2011-7582
VELASQUEZ, Mauricio. Sleeve pulmonary lobectomy: Case report and literature review. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.3, pp. 237-243. ISSN 2011-7582.
Lung bronchoplastic techniques (sleeve lobectomy) were introduced for patients suffering lung cancer who did not tolerate a pneumonectomy, however with time they are now considered an oncologic procedure but there are still some unanswered questions in the literature. The case of a patient with lung cancer who underwent a sleeve lobectomy and a review of the literature are reported in order to answer the questions about the validity of this procedure as an oncologic procedure, the operative risks and the physiologic effects on lung function. Although a bronchial anastomosis is needed, the sleeve lobectomy is a valid oncologic procedure comparable to a pneumonectomy but without the lung functional impact of this operation, and is recommended for patients which anatomically require it.
Keywords : lung neoplasms; carcinoma; non-small-cell lung; bronchial neoplasms; thoracotomy; sleeve lobectomy.