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Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography for a Mediastinal Basal Pulmonary Artery


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Title: Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography for a Mediastinal Basal Pulmonary Artery
Authors: Matsumoto, Keitaro / Yamasaki, Naoya / Tsuchiya, Tomoshi / Miyazaki, Takuro / Tomoshige, Koichi / Hayashi, Hideyuki / Ashizawa, Kazuto / Nagayasu, Takeshi
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Elsevier USA
Citation: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 94(5), pp.e115-e116; 2012
Abstract: Anatomic variations of the pulmonary artery increase the risks for vessel injury and critical mistakes during pulmonary artery resection. A patient who underwent left lower lobectomy for lung cancer with a mediastinal lingular and basal pulmonary artery that had been detected preoperatively by three-dimensional computed tomography is presented. During thoracoscopic surgery, the mediastinal basal pulmonary arteries were found with careful dissection. The pulmonary arteries were divided, and left lower lobectomy was performed safely. This rare variation of the left pulmonary artery is important to detect before lobectomy to ensure safe surgery. In such cases, three-dimensional computed tomography is necessary.
Keywords: Anatomy / Pulmonary arteries/veins, / Imaging / Thoracoscopy/VATS / Lung cancer surgery
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/30991
ISSN: 00034975
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.04.137
Rights: © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. / NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 94, 5(2012)
Type: Journal Article
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