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Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 530-532

Successful video-assisted thoracoscopic management of the right middle lobe torsion: A rare complication of right upper lobectomy – A report of two cases

Centre for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Mohan Venkatesh Pulle
Centre for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_254_19

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Middle lobe torsion is an uncommon complication after right upper lobectomy. Clinical features are non-specific. CECT chest and diagnostic bronchoscopy are the essential investigations for the diagnosis. The treatment of choice is urgent re-exploration with either lobectomy or de-rotation with pneumopexy through thoracotomy or video assisted thoracoscopic approach based on the viability of lobe. Strong clinical suspiscion and early surgical intervention are the key points for success. This report highlights the role of video assisted thoracoscopic approach in the management of this rare complication.

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