Deeper wedge resection and parenchymal-sparing bronchoplasty
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Sleeve resection and reconstruction of the bronchial corner between the upper lobar bronchus and the intermediate bronchus is technique demanding.A 33-year-old Chinese man suffered from recurrence of low-grade malignant mucoepidermoid carcinoma located at the orifice of upper lobar bronchus with invasion to the main bronchus nearly 1 year after he had undergone an incomplete bronchoscopic resection. With detailed preoperative and intraoperative evaluation by computed tomography and bronchoscopy, a deeper wedge resection and bronchoplasty of the secondary carina was performed. The freedom from tumor cells at the cut-edges was guaranteed by frozen examination. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was free from recurrence for 18 months after the surgery...

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