ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Five year after bilateral lung volume reduction surgery: a case report
Hatice Eryiğit1, Cemal Asım Kutlu2
1Rize Devlet Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Rize
2Süreyyapaşa Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.068
This paper presents the five-year follow-up of a 57-year-old male patient who underwent bilateral thoracoscopic lung volume reduction surgery with the diagnosis of emphysema. The patient had been hospitalized three times due to dyspnea during the six months before the operation and after the operation, he required hospitalization for the first time in the postoperative 4th year. Respiratory capacities of the patient increased until the end of the first year and than fell to the preoperative values in the fifth year. The patient died due to pneumonia in the postoperative 6th year.
Keywords : Emphysema; lung volume reduction surgery; thoracoscopy
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