Contralateral pulmonary artery stenosis after left pneumonectomy

Raja M. Flores, Sudish Murthy, Malcolm M. DeCamp*

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Contralateral pulmonary artery stenosis is a rare complication following pneumonectomy. When extensive intrapericardial dissection is warranted, one must be wary of this potential complication and take measures to avoid it. Postoperatively, a high index of suspicion must be maintained in a patient with a new onset of right-sided heart failure after intrapericardial pneumonectomy. We discuss intraoperative risk factors, postoperative clinical findings, and our strategy for repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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