ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Different reconstructive methods after resection of tumors located in the tracheal carina in three cases
Erdal Okur1, Cansel Atinkaya2, Volkan Baysungur2, Hacer Okur Kuzu3, İrfan Yalçınkaya2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Acıbadem University, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Departments of Pulmonology, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.5813
Surgical resection of tumors which are located within or extend into the tracheal carina is challenging. Complete carinal resection can be safely performed, if an appropriate reconstructive method is selected based on the tumor location. In this article, we report three cases in which different carinal reconstruction methods were applied.
Keywords : Carinal resection; carinal tumor; lung cancer
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