Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(7): 427-428
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1240805
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A Novel Technique of Tracheal Reconstruction with Autologous Bronchial Pedicle Flap

Q. Chen1
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai, China
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Publication History

received Sept. 15, 2009

Publication Date:
04 October 2010 (online)


We describe a technique used in 2 patients for resection of a bronchogenic carcinoma arising from the right main bronchus and extending along the lateral wall of the lower trachea without carinal invasion. A right pneumonectomy was performed in the first case, and lower and middle lobes were preserved in the second case after extended upper lobe resection. A flap was mobilized from the non-involved left lateral wall of the right main bronchus, which was left attached to the carina. This was used to close the defect in the lower trachea. An autologous bronchial pedicle flap provides reliable material to repair and reconstruct a massive central airway defect.


Dr. Qiankun Chen

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital
Tongji University

507 Zheng Min Rd.

200433 Shanghai


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