Resection of Apical Lung Tumors in High-Risk Patients Using Partial Sternotomy

Richard F. Heitmiller, Jason M. Radecke, Christopher J. You

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Abstract

Surgical management of patients with compromised lung function remains a challenge. We describe a technique that uses a partial sternotomy to manage high-risk patients with clinical stage 1 apical lung tumors. In our experience with four patients we found this method to be effective, quick, safe, and with good short term outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-680
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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