Three men age: 39-51 years (mean: 43.3 years) with T4N0 lung cancer infiltrating the distal aortic arch underwent combined resection of the left upper lobe, distal aortic arch, and left subclavian artery using partial extracorponeal circulation. Selective cerebral perfusion was used in 2. One underwent induction therapy (CDDP + VP - 16 x 2 + radiation 30 Gy), and all underwent adjuvant therapy. No postoperative complications or postoperative death occurred. Average ICU stay was 2.3 days. All patients are alive without local recurrence. Two were disease-free 37 and 26 months after surgery, and 1 had adrenal gland metastasis 8 months after surgery. Extended resection of the aortic arch in lung cancer is thus feasible and worthwhile in patients with T4N0 non-small-cell lung cancer.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Sep|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine