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Pneumonectomy
Carol C. Wu, MD; Melissa L. Rosado-de-Christenson, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Intrapleural pneumonectomy
            • Definitions

              • Pneumonectomy: Lung and visceral pleural resection
                • Treatment of
                  • Lung cancer
                  • Tuberculosis
                  • Bronchiectasis
              • Extrapleural pneumonectomy: En block resection of lung, visceral and parietal pleura, hemidiaphragm, and pericardium
              • Intrapericardial pneumonectomy: Pneumonectomy with intrapericardial resection of tumor
              • Sleeve pneumonectomy: Central tumor resection; contralateral main bronchus anastomosed to trachea

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              Selected References

                              1. Alpert JB et al: Imaging the post-thoracotomy patient: anatomic changes and postoperative complications. Radiol Clin North Am. 52(1):85-103, 2014
                              2. Weder W et al: Carinal resection and sleeve pneumonectomy. Thorac Surg Clin. 24(1):77-83, 2014
                              3. Kim DJ et al: Long-term survival following pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: clinical implications for follow-up care. Chest. 132(1):178-84, 2007
                              4. Mehanna MJ et al: Cardiac herniation after right pneumonectomy: case report and review of the literature. J Thorac Imaging. 22(3):280-2, 2007
                              5. Chae EJ et al: Radiographic and CT findings of thoracic complications after pneumonectomy. Radiographics. 26(5):1449-68, 2006
                              6. Kim SY et al: Filling defect in a pulmonary arterial stump on CT after pneumonectomy: radiologic and clinical significance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(4):985-8, 2005
                              7. Kwek BH et al: Postpneumonectomy Pulmonary Artery Stump Thrombosis: CT Features and Imaging Follow-up. Radiology. 2005
                              8. Kim EA et al: Radiographic and CT findings in complications following pulmonary resection. Radiographics. 22(1):67-86, 2002
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Synonyms

                                          • Intrapleural pneumonectomy
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Pneumonectomy: Lung and visceral pleural resection
                                            • Treatment of
                                              • Lung cancer
                                              • Tuberculosis
                                              • Bronchiectasis
                                          • Extrapleural pneumonectomy: En block resection of lung, visceral and parietal pleura, hemidiaphragm, and pericardium
                                          • Intrapericardial pneumonectomy: Pneumonectomy with intrapericardial resection of tumor
                                          • Sleeve pneumonectomy: Central tumor resection; contralateral main bronchus anastomosed to trachea

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Alpert JB et al: Imaging the post-thoracotomy patient: anatomic changes and postoperative complications. Radiol Clin North Am. 52(1):85-103, 2014
                                                          2. Weder W et al: Carinal resection and sleeve pneumonectomy. Thorac Surg Clin. 24(1):77-83, 2014
                                                          3. Kim DJ et al: Long-term survival following pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: clinical implications for follow-up care. Chest. 132(1):178-84, 2007
                                                          4. Mehanna MJ et al: Cardiac herniation after right pneumonectomy: case report and review of the literature. J Thorac Imaging. 22(3):280-2, 2007
                                                          5. Chae EJ et al: Radiographic and CT findings of thoracic complications after pneumonectomy. Radiographics. 26(5):1449-68, 2006
                                                          6. Kim SY et al: Filling defect in a pulmonary arterial stump on CT after pneumonectomy: radiologic and clinical significance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(4):985-8, 2005
                                                          7. Kwek BH et al: Postpneumonectomy Pulmonary Artery Stump Thrombosis: CT Features and Imaging Follow-up. Radiology. 2005
                                                          8. Kim EA et al: Radiographic and CT findings in complications following pulmonary resection. Radiographics. 22(1):67-86, 2002