Intrapericardial left pneumonectomy by anterior videothoracoscopy
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2014;14(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4402
This is the case of a smoking alcoholic 54-year-old patient who is followed in an addiction center. He presents with a large left hilar mass, which was discovered during a medical assessment for asthenia. CT-scan showed a suspicious 45mm mass at the bifurcation of the upper and lower lobes, associated with large lymphadenopathies in the aortopulmonary window and subcarinal area. The mass only showed a fixation on the PET-scan, and bronchoscopy was non-contributive. Pulmonary function tests were normal. It was decided to perform a left pneumonectomy by videothoracoscopy.