What type of lung resection and how to choose

By | December 27, 2011

As with other solid tumors, surgical treatment is still early and mid-term the main treatment of lung cancer, lung cancer is possible means of cure. Resection of lung cancer should observe the two "largest" of the principle of "maximum" degree of resection of lung tumors, the "maximum" level of retained lung function. Common type of lung cancer resection:
(1) lung / double lung resection: the surgical resection of lung cancer is a standard, consistent with the principles of cancer surgery in line with the principles of reliable efficacy and lower complications.
(2) lung resection in all types of lung resection: removal of half of the lung tissue of the body, patients have an impact on quality of life in general try to avoid the line right pneumonectomy resection, but when the tumor is located in the center, and the involvement of the great vessels the time of the main bronchus or lung resection is still the best choice. Therefore, the surgical center for lung cancer and can tolerate pneumonectomy patients.
(3) partial resection of the lung resection and mode shape: a small portion of lung tissue resection, the surgical procedures for peripheral lung cancer patients and very early, or the disease earlier and with cardiopulmonary dysfunction who can not tolerate lobectomy, also used in local recurrence or metastatic lung cancer.
(4) types of lung resection of lung resection in bronchial shape: with the removal of involvement on a parallel with the corresponding bronchial airway reconstruction surgery, more complicated operation, a certain risk, limited experience in carrying out a large medical center.

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