We reported the feasibility of thoracoscopic anatomical resections for lung cancer in four consecutive patients undergoing previous cardiac surgeries as coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) using left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft (n=1), cardiac transplantation (n=2), and mitral valve replacement (n=1). A three-port approach was used in all patients but one where an uniportal approach was adopted. Lobectomy was carried out in two patients; left upper three-segmentectomy and upper bilobectomy in the other two. All procedures were successfully performed without needing conversion. No intra-operative, post-operative morbidity and mortality were recorded. At last follow-up, all patients were alive without recurrence but one who had cerebral metastasis. Thoracoscopic lung resection after cardiac surgery is a feasible but complex procedure that should be performed in centres having a cardiac surgery team ready to operate in case of cardiac complications.

Thoracoscopic anatomic lung resections for cancer in patients with previous cardiac surgery

Fiorelli, Alfonso;Santini, Mario;
2017

Abstract

We reported the feasibility of thoracoscopic anatomical resections for lung cancer in four consecutive patients undergoing previous cardiac surgeries as coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) using left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft (n=1), cardiac transplantation (n=2), and mitral valve replacement (n=1). A three-port approach was used in all patients but one where an uniportal approach was adopted. Lobectomy was carried out in two patients; left upper three-segmentectomy and upper bilobectomy in the other two. All procedures were successfully performed without needing conversion. No intra-operative, post-operative morbidity and mortality were recorded. At last follow-up, all patients were alive without recurrence but one who had cerebral metastasis. Thoracoscopic lung resection after cardiac surgery is a feasible but complex procedure that should be performed in centres having a cardiac surgery team ready to operate in case of cardiac complications.
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