Combined lung volume reduction surgery and thoracic aortic aneurysm resection

P. Zannini, A. Carretta, R. Chiesa, G. Melissano, M. Venturino, M. Robuschi, S. Damato

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Postoperative improvement of respiratory function has been reported with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in patients with severe emphysema. Since smoking is an established risk factor for lung cancer, vascular diseases and emphysema, it is not infrequent to find these diseases associated in the same patient. Combined treatment of lung cancer and emphysema has already been reported. Surgical treatment of vascular diseases in emphysematous patients could also benefit from the application of LVRS techniques. We report resection of an aortic aneurysm combined with LVRS in a patient with concomitant thoracic aortic aneurysm and severe emphysema. Respiratory function improved in the postoperative period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-510
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


  • Aortic aneurysm, thoracic surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)
  • Pulmonary emphysema, surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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