Open Right Superior Lobectomy
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Open Right Superior Lobectomy

The  Open Right Superior Lobectomy course will teach you:

  • The open surgical resection of one entire diseased lung. A pneumonectomy is performed mainly for malignant causes, and occasionally for benign causes

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Right Superior Lobectomy :

  • Phrenic nerve damage
  • Tumor location in upper part of hilum
  • Endobronchial tube control before bronchus transection
  • Injury to left recurrent laryngeal nerve
  • Pericardium closure

With the following tips you might perform the Open Right Superior Lobectomy even better:

  • Identifying metastatic deposits or lymph node metastases
  • Pericardium incision in case of central tumor
  • Securing the pulmonary artery for proximal control
  • Marking of different vessel loops for arteries and veins
  • Order of transection of the vessels
  • Systematic mediastinal lymph node dissection
  • Drain placement

After studying the Open Right Superior Lobectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Prolonged air leakage
  • Nerve injury
  • Arrhythmia
  • Chyle leakage
  • Empyema
  • Brochopleural fistula

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Thoracic cavity access

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Enter the thoracic cavity in the fourth intercostal space (posterolateral muscle-sparing) and expose the collapsed right lung using a lung retractor, introduced in the fourth intercostal space.

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