Methylene blue guidance for simplified resection of a lung lesion

David C. Kerrigan, Paul A. Spence, Michael D. Crittenden, Michael D. Tripp

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A 60-year-old patient returned 1 year after right pneumonectomy with a new primary squamous cell carcinoma of the left lower lobe. Using fluoroscopic guidance, the lesion and the shortest track to the surface were marked by methylene blue preoperatively. The lesion was easily excised by wedge resection without the need for manipulation or deflation of the lung.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992


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