ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
ESTIMATION OF PULMONARY FUNCTION AFTER RESECTION USING PERFUSION SCINTIGRAPHY
Akın Eraslan BALCI, Şevval EREN, Refik ÜLKÜ, Cemal ÖZÇELİK, * Tansel Ansal BALCI
Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, DİYARBAKIR
*Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, DİYARBAKIR
Pulmonary complications and mortality rate after lung resection increase, if FEV1 < 1 L/s postoperatively. Pulmonary function tests and lung scans were studied in 29 patients underwent resection pre- and postoperatively in estimating postoperative pulmonary function. No difference was present between estimated postoperative FEV1 from the perfusion scan and observed postoperative FEV1 (p = 0.5413). The correlation was present between removed lung perfusion rate and resection-related decrease in FEV1 (r = 0.5158 ve p < 0.05). Perfusion scans can be performed accurately in estimating postoperative pulmonary function.
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