Open resection for lung cancer in right upper lobe

Gang Guo, Heng Li, Gao-Feng Li, Nan Chen, Qian-Li Ma, Xu-Dong Xiang


An open radical surgery for lung cancer of the right upper lobe is performed under suitable conditions in this case. According to the actual conditions, the horizontal fissure is made a “tunnel” dissociation during the operation to fully expose hilar structures (artery, vein, and bronchus). Since intraoperative frozen section diagnosis shows malignant result, lymph nodes are dissected. Hemostasis, protection of the important peripheral organs and standard postoperative placement of drainage tube should be noted. The observability of this surgery is the clear exposure and brief operation.