We presented 7 cases who were performed the second lobectomy for the second lung cancer after the first successful lobectomy on the contralateral lung (3 cases for right upper lobectomy + left lower lobectomy and 4 cases for right upper lobectomy + left lower lobectomy). In 6 patients, the predicted postoperative FEV1 estimated by multiplying the preoperative FEV1 by the fraction of perfusion to the contralateral lung was less than 800 ml/m2BSA, which is our first cut-off for identifying lung resection candidates. Unilateral pulmonary arterial occlusion test (UPAO) revealed that total pulmonary vascular resistance (TPVRI) in 3 of those 6 patients was lower than 700 dyne.sec.cm-5/m2BSA, our second cut-off for lung resection. More precise postlobectomy pulmonary hemodynamics in another 3 of those 6 patients were then estimated by adapting selective pulmonary occlusion test (SPAO). Since TPVRI during SPAO was lower than the cut-off value, it was suggested that second lobectomy would be feasible with low incidence of post operative cardiopulmonary complication. There was no serious complications in all 7 cases during their postoperative course. We believe that more precise prediction of postoperative pulmonary hemodynamics by adapting UPAO and SPAO could be one of the tools to minimumize postoperative cardiopulmonary complications in those patients needed second lobectomy for the second lung cancer after the first successful lobectomy on the contralateral lung even though their impaired lung fung function.
|Pages (from-to)||733-737; discussion 738-739|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Aug|
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