Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and pneumonectomy in a lung cancer patient on hemodialysis

G. Melloni, M. Casiraghi, P. Ciriaco, A. Puglisi, L. Libretti, A. Bandiera, I. Sayed, P. Zannini

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Abstract

Major pulmonary resections are rarely performed in non-small cell lung cancer patients on hemodialysis. To date only two cases of pneumonectomy performed in such patients are reported in the literature. Moreover, chemotherapy, as a treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer, is not routinely administered to patients with end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis. We present the case of a stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer patient on hemodialysis who successfully underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by pneumonectomy. To our knowledge, this is the first case of non-small cell lung cancer patient on hemodialysis reported in the literature who successfully underwent this type of combined therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-383
Number of pages2
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Hemodialyis
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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