ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Complete videothoracoscopic en-bloc resection of lung cancer invading the diaphragm
Arkın Acar1, Kenan Can Ceylan2, Hüseyin Mestan2, Nur Yücel3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Türkiye
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery SUAM, Izmir, Türkiye
3Department of Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery SUAM, Izmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2023.22052
Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer invading the diaphragm is an infrequent clinical presentation. A 74-year-old male patient was operated using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in our clinic for a tumor originating from the right lower lobe. A right lower lobectomy with diaphragmatic resection was performed to the tumor with a diameter of 3 cm that invaded the diaphragm, and the resulting defect was repaired primarily with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The patient did not develop complications in the postoperative period and was discharged on Day 6. In conclusion, patients with non-small cell lung cancer invasive to the diaphragm can be even safely operated with the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
Keywords : Diaphragm, invasion, non-small cell lung cancer, videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery
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