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Concomitant Mediastinoscopy Increases the Risk of Postoperative Pneumonia After Pulmonary Lobectomy

Friday, April 13, 2018

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Source Name: Annals of Surgical Oncology


Sai Yendamuri, Athar Battoo, Kris Attwood, Samjot Singh Dhillon, Grace K. Dy, Mark Hennon, Anthony Picone, Chukwumere Nwogu, Todd Demmy, Elisabeth Dexter

The authors demonstrate that mediastinoscopy at the time of either open or VATS lobectomy is independently associated with an increased risk of postoperative pulmonary complications (OR 1.46 and 1.53, respectively).

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