Carinal resection of bronchogenic carcinoma

M. Saito*, H. Nakamura, T. Ikeda, N. Kawate, T. Konaka, H. Kato

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Carinal resection was performed in 10 cases of bronchogenic carcinoma during 12 year-period. The mean age of patients was 58 years, with a range of 42 to 68 years. There were 7 male and 3 female. The tumor was located on the right side in 7 cases, on the left side in 1 case on the carina in 2 cases. The histological examination showed squamous cell carcinoma in 5 cases, adenocarcinoma in 4 cases and adenoid cystic carcinoma in 1 case. The staging revealed T3N2 M0 Stage IIIA in 2 cases, T4N0M0 Stage IIIB in 1 case, T4N1M0 Stage IIIB in 1 case, T4N2M0 Stage IIIB in 5 cases and T4N3M0 Stage IIIB in 1 case. The surgical methods were as follows; sleeve pneumonectomy in 5 cases, wedge carinal resection with pulmonary resection in 3 cases (right sleeve upper lobectomy in 2 cases and right pneumonectomy in 1 case), carinal resection in 2 cases. The site of bronchial anastomosis was overlapped by thymus in 6 cases. The 30-day mortality rate in tracheo-carinal resection was 10% (one patient). Eight patients died and remaining 2 patients are still alive without any evidence of recurrence. 5-year survival rate was 36%. These outcomes were almost equal to those of surgical case in the same stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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