Valutazione della funzione respiratoria mediante scintigrafia polmonare nei pazienti candidati a resezione polmonare.

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of the respiratory function by lung scintigraphy in patients candidates for pulmonary resection

G. Leone, P. Volpino, G. Galati, E. Fiori, A. Baccarini, M. Boccuzzi, V. Cangemi, G. Piat

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Abstract

Sixty-one patients undergoing pulmonary resection were studied pre- and post-operatively by spirometry, arterial gas determination, and quantitative ventilation/perfusion lung scanning. Our results showed that ventilation and/or perfusional scintigraphic scanning is currently the most reliable method in identifying patients at risk for postoperative respiratory insufficiency. Specifically, this technique was successful in detecting pulmonary areas other than those to be resected presenting ventilation or perfusional abnormalities. Therefore, the technique is particularly useful in predicting residual pulmonary function.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of the respiratory function by lung scintigraphy in patients candidates for pulmonary resection
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalGiornale di Chirurgia
Volume18
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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