Endobronchial valve placement for spontaneous pneumothorax from stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer facilitates neoadjuvant therapy

Christopher R. Gilbert, Jennifer W. Toth, Jussuf T. Kaifi, Chandra P. Belani, John Varlotto, Michael F. Reed

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Abstract

Spontaneous pneumothorax has previously been described as a presenting symptom of lung cancer. This presentation can, unfortunately, complicate and delay further definitive oncologic care until the pneumothorax can be effectively managed. We describe the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax and persistent air leak related to his primary lung carcinoma. Endobronchial valve placement allowed for the avoidance of pleurodesis, timely discharge, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, followed by definitive surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2225-2227
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume96
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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