Synchronous primary lung and breast carcinoma removed via a single incision.

Mohamed, Saifullah and Jawad, Faisal and Darr, Adnan and Christensen, Thomas Decker and Steyn, Richard (2020) Synchronous primary lung and breast carcinoma removed via a single incision. Journal of surgical case reports, 2020 (4). rjz348. ISSN 2042-8812. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

We describe a case of a middle-aged female who was diagnosed with synchronous primary lung and breast cancer following a bout of recurrent chest infections. Subsequent Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) discussion proposed that in light of the patients' multiple comorbidities, both lesions should be resected simultaneously under one general anaesthetic. The patient underwent an initial left mastectomy and axillary node clearance. Through the same incision, a left anterolateral thoracotomy was created to complete a left lower lobectomy. Post-operatively she made an uncomplicated recovery and was discharged 7 days after the procedure. Despite undergoing a longer and more complex procedure, her length of stay was in keeping with the average length of stay for a patient undergoing a thoracotomy and lobectomy [1]. This case highlights the importance of a pre-planned multidisciplinary approach to deal with synchronous pathology in an efficiently synchronous manner to improve patient outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
WP Gynaecology. Women’s health
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Thoracic Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 15:53
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 15:53
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3037

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