Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Support of Video-Assisted Metastasectomy for a Patient with Lung Cancer Following Pneumonectomy
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We describe herein a case of a 68-year-old woman with primary lung cancer who had undergone induction chemoradiotherapy and then a right pneumonectomy for non-small cell cancer (adenocarcinoma). Twenty-one months later, the cancer had metastasized to the brain, which was treated with 2-knife radiosurgery. She had been well for up to 32 months; however, the chest radiography and chest computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a nodule in the left upper lobe of the lung that was gradually growing. We preformed a partial resection of the left upper lobe by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) under percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS), considering the oxygenation requirement of the patient. PCPS was applied via venoarterial (V-A) bypass, and the hemodynamic status of the patient was mostly stable. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient has no evidence of metastatic lung cancer, 10 months postoperatively, indicating that the minimally invasive VATS under PCPS was successful and safe. Although few reports have been described and some key questions remain unanswered, the method appears to be promising.
- Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 17(1), 45-47, 2011-02-01
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