Outcome of patients undergoing sleeve resections with unprotected bronchial anastomoses

M. Tutic, E. Strorelli, D. Schneiter, P. Kestenholz, I. Opitz & W. Weder
Background: In patients with a centrally located broncho-pulmonary lesion, sleeve resection is the operation of choice in order to avoid a pneumonectomy. Most centers wrap the bronchial anastomoses with viable tissue to protect them from insufficiencies. In this study we report our single center experience[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]