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Pulmonary Resections - Jammu Experience

Author(s): Arvind Kohli, Gurjit Singh, Anita Vig, Rajinder Singh, Satya Dev Gupta

Journal: JK Science : Journal of Medical Education & Research
ISSN 0972-1177

Volume: 7;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 212;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Pulmonary Resection | Empyema | Bronchiectasis

Ten year registry of patients who underwent pulmonary resections at CTVS section of Govt MedicalCollege Jammu is being presented. The cohort consisted of 94 patients operated between1994-2004.Males outnumbered females in this series Most number (30/94) of patients presented in the 4thdecade. Etiology wise, Infective lung diseases were the leading causes leading to pulmonary resections,this included bronchiectasts with 32/94, chronic empyema in6/94 and middle lobe syndrome in onepatient. Lung tumors were the causative factors in 20 and post tuberculosis destroyed lung in 17cases. Two patients presented with intralobar lung sequestrations and one each with pulmonaryblastoma and teratoma. The spectrum of resections included right pneumonectomy in19/94 followedby right and left lower lobectomies in 18 each. Thirteen patients underwent left pneumonectomy, 7bilobectomy and 4 lingulectomy respectively. The mortality in our series was 6/94,20 patients hadwound infection, 9 had bronchopleural fistula and 3 postoperative space infections.3 patients werereexplored because of hemorrhage in immediate postoperative period. Diagnostic video assistedthoracoscopy has been started and was employed in 6 patients.
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