Localized interstitial pneumonia is a risk factor of postoperative acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP) after thoracotomy for lung cancer

M. Chida, M. Handa, S. Ono, S. Takahashi, T. Tanita, T. Kondo

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) for detection of interstitial pneumonia (IP) as a risk factor of postoperative acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP). Subjects and Methods: A total of 553 patients with primary lung cancer underwent thoracotomy. Nine (1.6%) had postoperative AIP. Six of the 9 died due to AIP and 8 of the 9 had localized IP findings on chest CT. Chest CT of 303 patients were reviewed retrospectively, and 36 (11.9%) had IP findings (diffuse 2.3%, localized 9.6%). Postoperative AlP occurred in 11.8% of patients with IP findings, but only in 0.2% without such findings (p=0.0001). Conclusion: Detection of IP findings by chest CT is important to identify the high-risk patients who may have postoperative AIP after thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Lung Cancer
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Acute exacerbation
  • Acute interstitial pneumonia
  • Localized interstitial pneumonia
  • Postoperative complication
  • Thoracotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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