Successful lung volume reduction surgery after coronary artery bypass grafting: a case report


GENÇPINAR T., Bilen C., Keles E., Metin K., OTO Ö.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.23, no.4, pp.732-734, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Lung volume reduction surgery is a resection procedure which reduces the amount of lung parenchyma. Its indications include disabling dyspnea associated with hyperinflation, diaphragmatic dysfunction, and heterogeneous disease distribution. Our case was characterized with difficulties in assisted mechanical ventilation after coronary artery bypass grafting due to excessive lung tissue compressing cardiac structures and hemodynamic instability. She was stabilized after lung volume reduction surgery. We present this case due to its rarity and difficulty in decision-making for the procedure.