症例報告 発症予測が困難であった肺癌術後間質性肺炎急性増悪の2例 [in Japanese] Acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia after pulmonary resection for lung cancer : Analysis of two cases [in Japanese]
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Acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia （IP） is one of the most severe and fatal postoperative complications in lung cancer patients underlying IP. We treated two patients suffered from acute exacerbation of IP after pulmonary resection for lung cancer. We analyzed their clinical findings. Thoracoscopic lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection was performed in these cases. The patients were diagnosed with acute exacerbation ４ or ５ days after operation and treated with steroids. Both patients had not been diagnosed as IPs before surgery, however, IPs were diagnosed by retrospective analysis of pathological examination for the removal lungs. Chest CT before surgery showed an interstitial shadow in the lung field faintly in these cases. It should be considered that patients who show a faint interstitial shadow in chest CT could potentially cause an acute exacerbation of IP after lung cancer operation.
- 四国医学雑誌 = Shikoku acta medica
四国医学雑誌 = Shikoku acta medica 71(3・4), 81-86, 2015-08-25