Anesthetic Considerations for Pneumonectomy With Left Atrial Resection on Cardiopulmonary Bypass in a Patient With Lung Cancer
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Cases of pneumonectomy plus atrial resection for lung cancer have been reported in the surgical literature, but not the anesthesia literature. To achieve curative resection, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may be necessary. Although CPB may complicate the management of these high-risk patients, these cases should always be undertaken in a center where it is immediately available. Here, we discuss the anesthetic management of a 70-year-old man with left lower lobe lung cancer invading the left inferior pulmonary vein and left atrium.
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