Learn about major surgical techcniques and expected postsurgical imaging . Describe clinical and imaging features of uncommon and relevant complications .
INTRODUCTION Any untoward event that is not part of the expected surgical procedure is generally defined as a complication .
These drawbacks might occur inall surgical management.
Because complications might potentially lead to increased morbidity and mortality ,
it is important to achieve prompt and accurate detection of these events with the final purpose of an improved patient care. Given the prevalence of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases, thoracic and cardiac surgeries respresent...
Findings and procedure details
LUNG SURGERY COMPLICATIONS Lung resection is considered the treatment of choice for bronchogenic carcinoma as well as for intractable end-stage lung diseases ,
such as tuberculosis and bronchiectasis.
Thoracic surgical procedures can be divided into: Anatomic resections: pneumonectomy,
lobectomy and segmentectomy.
airwaysandpulmonary arteries and veins supplying the area of resection are carefully ifentified and ligated,
followed by regional parenchymal lymph node dissection....
Because postoperative complications might be life-threatening and thus,
may require urgent intervention,
awareness of the spectrum of potential complications and timely recognition are important in optimizing patient care. In this regard,
knowledge of the surgical techniques ,
their expected postoperative imaging features and clinical and radiological findings of the potential complications improves diagnostic interpretation and reduces patient morbimortality.
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