ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The management of postoperative COVID-19 pneumonia in a case with right pneumonectomy
Bülent Mustafa Yenigün1, Farrukh Ibrahimov1, Yusuf Kahya1, Gökhan Kocaman1, Ezgi Gülten2, Mehmet Serhat Birengel2, Cabir Yüksel1, Hakan Kutlay1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.20074
A 61-year-old male patient was hospitalized for the evaluation of a lung mass. The patient underwent right pneumonectomy. Although reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction tests were negative for COVID-19, the diagnosis was supported by thoracic computed tomography. The patient responded to COVID-19 treatment, as evidenced by thoracic computed tomography. This case report highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 in a patient who underwent pneumonectomy, which has high mortality and morbidity rates.
Keywords : Pneumonectomy, pneumonia, thoracic surgery
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