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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 116-119

Outcomes of surgical treatments of pulmonary hamartoma

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China

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Tao Wang
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.191620

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Objective: To retrospectively analyze the results of surgical resection in patients with pulmonary hamartoma (PH) in the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) General Hospital during the past 30 years. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 226 patients with PH who underwent surgical resection in the PLA General Hospital between January 1980 and January 2010, including tumors of pulmonary parenchyma (n = 216) and endobronchial tumors (n = 10). The type of operation include tumor enucleation (n = 103), wedge resection (n = 103), and lobectomy (n = 20). The postoperative follow-up time was 5–22 years. Results: Only one postoperative death occurred. The intraoperative blood loss and the drainage volume within 24 postoperative hours were significantly less in patients underwent lateral thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) than those of patients underwent conventional incision. None of the patients experienced regional recurrence. Conclusion: We recommended lateral thoracotomy or VATS for the patients whose PH could not be confirmed preoperatively, and tumor enucleation or wedge resection was recommended.

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