Video-assisted thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy in a patient with a displaced bronchus and vascular abnormalities

Naoya Momose, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Aya Sugimura, Keigo Sekihara, Satoshi Nagasaka

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Abstract

Bronchial abnormalities are rare, and they are infrequently associated with pulmonary vascular abnormalities. It is important to identify such abnormal anatomical structures before lobectomy of the lung under thoracoscopy. There have been only three reports on video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in patients with anomalous bronchi and vascular abnormalities to date. Here, we present a report of video-assisted thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy performed in a patient with bronchial and vascular abnormalities. Both preoperative imaging and intraoperative findings revealed a displaced anomalous B2 bronchus arising from the bronchus intermedius, as well as abnormal distribution of the aberrant vein V2 draining into vein V6 . It is critical to understand the precise anatomical structures preoperatively to perform video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy safely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalAsian journal of endoscopic surgery
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

Keywords

  • displaced bronchus
  • lung cancer
  • thoracoscopic surgery

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