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Intraoperative air leak measured after lobectomy is associated with postoperative duration of air leak.

Authors
  • Brunelli, Alessandro1
  • Salati, Michele2
  • Pompili, Cecilia1
  • Gentili, Paolo2
  • Sabbatini, Armando2
  • 1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.
  • 2 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
52
Issue
5
Pages
963–968
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx105
PMID: 28444366
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The air leak measurement using the ventilator parameters after lung resection may assist in estimating the risk of postoperative prolonged air leak. An IAL > 500 ml/min may warrant the use of intraoperative preventative measures, particularly after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy where a submersion test is often unreliable.

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