ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Successful lung volume reduction surgery after coronary artery bypass grafting: a case report
Tuğra Gençpınar, Çağatay Bilen, Ercan Keleş, Kıvanç Metin, Öztekin Oto
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.11571
Lung volume reduction surgery is a resection procedure which reduces the amount of lung parenchyma. Its indications include disabling dyspnea associated with hyperinflation, diaphragmatic dysfunction, and heterogeneous disease distribution. Our case was characterized with difficulties in assisted mechanical ventilation after coronary artery bypass grafting due to excessive lung tissue compressing cardiac structures and hemodynamic instability. She was stabilized after lung volume reduction surgery. We present this case due to its rarity and difficulty in decision-making for the procedure.
Keywords : Coronary artery bypass grafting; dyspnea; lung volume reduction
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