Article Abstract

Avoiding completion pneumonectomy by omentopexy for bronchial dehiscence

Authors: Takuro Miyazaki, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Keitaro Matsumoto, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Shigekazu Hidaka, Takeshi Nagayasu


A 56-year-old man underwent right upper sleeve lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection after induction chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The patient developed anastomotic dehiscence 11 days postoperatively. A fistula measuring 10 mm in diameter was found around the transition region between cartilage and membranous portions of the bronchus. To avoid completion right pneumonectomy, omentopexy was performed to cover the bronchial dehiscence and facilitate healing. The patient’s condition improved after a redo operation with surveillance bronchoscopy to check the anastomotic status. Omentopexy may be a feasible treatment option for bronchial dehiscence and could help to avoid completion pneumonectomy (CP).