oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Modern Reconstructive Techniques in Chest Surgery

Volume 24, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The evolutionary history of the steps taken in the surgery of pulmonary lesions is first outlined. The value of the conservation of functioning lung tissue is emphasised. The various techniques that have been used by the author to retain normal lung tissue wherever possible are descriptionbed and tabulated. With the experience gained these resectional anastomotic techniques have been applied to cases of involvement of the bronchial tree by carcinoma of the oesophagus. The site of invasion is usually at carina or within a centimeter or two of it. A simple case of repair of a bronchial stricture with pericardium is descriptionbed.

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