Two-staged Operation for Bilateral Giant Bullae Successfully Performed with Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (V-V ECMO) for First Surgery Shunsuke Yasuda 1 , Eiji Yatsuyanagi 1 , Yoshitaka Sugawara 2 , Masayuki Taniguchi 2 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Obihiro Hospital Keyword: bilateral giant bullae , bullectomy , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) , extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) pp.944-947
Published Date 2018/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.15106/j_kyobu71_944
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57-year-old man with bilateral giant lung bullae was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea on exertion as his chief complaint. The size and shape of right lung bullae were bigger and more complicated than those of left lung bullae. He underwent 2-staged bullectomy by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery(VATS). Left lung bullectomy was expected to be more safely done, and was performed with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-V ECMO) prior to right side without any complications. The right lung bullectomy was performed 6 months after 1st operation without V-V ECMO. These reoperations were necessary due to postoperative air leak, however, his respiratory condition was well maintained by his left lung which had already been remarkably improved.

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