Reconstruction of the bronchus and pulmonary artery

Mohsen Ibrahim, Giulio Maurizi, Federico Venuta, Erino Angelo Rendina

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Sleeve lobectomy (SL) (lobectomy associated with resection and reconstruction of the bronchus, the pulmonary artery, or both) has proved to be a suitable choice for the treatment of centrally sited non-small cell lung cancer. SL for lung cancer is indicated when a tumor or an N1 lymph node infiltrates the origin of a lobar bronchus, the origin of the lobar branches of the pulmonary artery, or both but not to the extent that a pneumonectomy is required. SL can be performed safely and effectively, even after induction therapy, without an increased complication rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-347
Number of pages11
JournalThoracic surgery clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Pulmonary artery
  • Sleeve lobectomy


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