Tracheal resection is still one of the greatest challenges in the treatment of tracheal tumors. The maximum amount of trachea that can be resected during resection-anastomosis is around 50%, but, when a larger resection is required, the risk of postoperative dehiscence increases, followed by a very elevated risk of postoperative death. We report on our experience with treating a tracheal anastomotic dehiscence that developed after an extended tracheal resection was performed for a thyroid tumor relapse. The technique used to repair the dehiscence, a composite skin/omental/muscle graft, permitted restoration of tracheal continuity and of a normal respiratory function.
|Titolo:||Successful subtotal tracheal replacement(using a skin/omental graft) for dehiscence after a resection for thyroid cancer|
|Parole Chiave:||Malignant tumor; Thyroid diseases; Endocrinopathy; Treatment; Thorax; Heart; Dehiscence; Skin; Replacement; Trachea; Surgery; Surgical resection; Graft; Thyroid cancer|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jtcvs.2004.11.010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|