Left bronchial isomerism in a lung cancer patient undergoing
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"Left bronchial isomerism is a rare condition characterized by a bronchial structure on the right side that is a mirror image of the left side. In this report, we record our experience with a 62‐year‐old female lung cancer patient in whom left bronchial isomerism was discovered during surgery using a thoracoscope. A right upper pulmonary lobectomy was successfully completed, the key to which was successful separation of the right upper and middle lobes. As there is a risk of excising the wrong bronchi in such cases, thoracic surgeons need to identify bronchus variations. The optimal method to do this is to use a bronchoscope and computed tomography images of the bronchial tree reconstruction prior to surgery."......

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