Thoracic Surgery| Volume 17, ISSUE 2, P273, April 2003

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Thoracic Surgery

        Although completion pneumonectomy (removal of the entire lung after a previous resection) is a relatively uncommon operation, it is a high-risk operation and it poses a variety of anesthetic challenges. Understanding the risk factors determining morbidity and mortality in these patients is essential to preoperative evaluation, discussion, and perioperative management.
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