A 47-year-old male, a heavy smoker, was referred to our hospital after Class IV was detected by screening of sputum cytology. His chest X-ray film showed no abnormalities, but bronchoscopy revealed a small nodular lesion at the orifice of right B2. Squamous cell carcinoma was diagnosed by transbronchial biopsy. The clinical stage was I (T1N0M0), and S2 sleeve segmentectomy with lymph node dissection (R 2 b) was performed. The pathological stage was I (T1N0M0), and it was confirmed as early hilar lung cancer. There were no post operative complications and he is well without any evidence of recurrence 5 months after surgery. It may well be considered that this segmental bronchoplastic procedure is useful for cases with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the segmental bronchus to preserve pulmonary function.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Apr|
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