ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Synchronous bilateral thoracoscopic lobectomy in a patient with bronchiectasis
Kutsal Turhan, Ali Özdil, Yeliz Erol, Alpaslan Çakan, Ufuk Çağırıcı
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.10837
Thoracoscopic lobectomy for focal bronchiectasis is a safe and effective surgical method. Operations for bilateral focal bronchiectasis are conventionally performed in two stages. In this article, we present a 19-year-old female patient with respiratory symptoms for 10 years which had not resolved despite several times of antibiotic therapy and who admitted to our clinic with the complaint of hemoptysis. Thorax computed tomography revealed right middle and left lower lobe bronchiectasis. Bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy was performed in one stage. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on postoperative day three. Now at the postoperative sixth month, patient is without any symptom and under our follow-up.
Keywords : Bilateral thoracoscopic lobectomy; bronchiectasis; hemoptysis
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