ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
CORRELATION OF CHANGES IN FEV1 AND LUNG PERFUSION SCINTIGRAPHY AFTER THORACOTOMY
Akın Eraslan BALCI, Nesimi EREN, * Tansel Ansal BALCI
Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, DİYARBAKIR
*Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, DİYARBAKIR
In this prospective study performed for explaining the operative profit with objective criteria rather than clinical observations and relation between pulmonary function tests and lung perfusion scans, 72 patiens whose mean age 37.52 years were evaluated. Pulmoner scans and pulmonary function tests were performed both preoperatively - and postoperatively. Both FEV1 and scans increased after thoracotomy and increasing were correlated each other. In conclusion, if operation causes improvement in FEV1 then one can expect increasing in lung perfusion.
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