Lung hernia after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy

Caitlyn Johnson, Benny Weksler

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Abstract

Lung hernias are rare and are most commonly secondary to blunt or penetrating trauma. Few cases have been reported after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and only one case after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. We report a case of lung hernia after video-assisted, thoracoscopic, right upper lobectomy. The hernia was demonstrated by computerized tomography and repaired by minimally invasive techniques. We believe that the combination of removal of a large lung specimen and the presence of emphysema may predispose to lung herniation after thoracoscopic lobectomy. Thoracic surgeons should be aware of this possible complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

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Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Lung
Emphysema
Thorax
Tomography
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Lung hernia after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy. / Johnson, Caitlyn; Weksler, Benny.

In: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Vol. 5, No. 4, 01.07.2010, p. 300-302.

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