Thorac cardiovasc Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1683372
Original Thoracic
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Feasibility Investigation of Ipsilateral Reoperations by Thoracoscopy for Major Lung Resection

Weiyan Sun*
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
,
Lei Zhang*
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
,
Zeyao Li
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
,
Donglai Chen
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
,
Gening Jiang
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
,
Jian Hu
2  Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang, China
,
Chang Chen
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
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Publication History

31 July 2018

28 January 2019

Publication Date:
28 March 2019 (online)

Abstract

Background Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has become the preferred approach for minimizing harm from thoracic operations. There is no report, however, which has discussed the feasibility of VATS in ipsilateral reoperation of major lung resection.

Methods The present study included patients who had undergone ipsilateral reoperation of major lung resection by VATS from October 2009 to May 2017. Referring clinical data were recruited for analysis.

Results Fourteen patients were recruited in the present study, including nine patients who underwent lobectomy and five who underwent segmentectomy during the second operation. Different hila were found in 6 patients, and pleural adhesions appeared in 10 patients. The average intraoperative blood loss was 203.6 ± 121.7 mL, and the mean operating room time was 2.2 ± 0.5 hours. There were no intraoperative deaths, and only one patient required conversion to thoracotomy. The average drainage time was 5.9 ± 4.6, and the mean hospital stay was 6.7 ± 4.2 days.

Conclusion Though it is technically demanding to safely handle the changed hilum structure caused by the last operation, major lung resection by VATS is feasible for ipsilateral reoperation in appropriate candidates.

Grant Support

None.


* Both authors contributed equally to this work.