Wrapping of bronchial anastomoses : something of the past?
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
European journal of cardiothoracic surgery. - Berlin
, p. 81-82
University of Antwerp
In this study, 103 patients who underwent a variety of sleeve resections in a centre of excellence are reported . The reported 30-day mortality was 2.9% and 90-day mortality was 4.8%. Only one patient was lost to follow-up and the 5-year survival rate was 63% for the patients who were diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Wrapping of the bronchial anastomosis with a pedicled tissue flap was not performed in this series. Only one patient developed a complication of the bronchial anastomosis without a need for specific intervention. No bronchial or bronchovascular fistulas were observed. The authors conclude that sleeve resection without wrapping of the bronchial anastomosis is a safe