A new method for coping with lung parenchyma destruction in paediatric thoracic surgery

Thomas F. Molnar, Andras Farkas, Jozsef Stankovics, Örs Peter Horvath

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Abstract

Lung resection for benign diseases in infants is an extremely difficult thoracic surgical decision. Paediatric patients with drainage resistant pneumothorax and/or pneumatocele due to destroyed lung pose an even more challenging task. We describe a parenchyma sparing method using a sealant-haemostatic complex foam (Tachosyl) developed originally for application in liver and kidney surgery. Both small patients with secondary pneumothorax were operated on successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-676
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Lung destruction
  • Pneumatocele
  • Pneumothorax
  • Thoracic empyema
  • Tissue-sealant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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