Dr. Marwin Manoah Baylis, Dr. E. Kandasamy Alias Kumar


Aim of Study: To analyse The factors predisposing to Pneumonectomy in patient who have a non – functional, infected and destructed lung.
Material & Method : Period of study january 2014 to December 2017 Venue: Department of Cardio thoracic surgery Tirunelveli Medical
college Tirunelveli.
Study Population: 25 cases. Patient referred from thoracic –Medicine department were taken for this study. Pneumonectomy was done as the
treatment modality for these 25 cases. X- Ray chest PAview, CT- Chest plain & contrast, fibre optic bronchos cope study – bronchial lavage, FNAC
& Biopsy, Pus culture and sensitivity, sputum AFB were taken in account for diagnosis, treatment.
Conclusion: Neglected impacted foreign body in children main bronchus led to atelectasis, super added infection –pyothorax & Destroyed lung
Carcinoma in early stage detected by endoscopy & biopsy helps to control the disease process by doing pnemonectomy. followed by Bacterial
infection in children and adults leads to pyothorax & destroyed lung, if not properly treated earlier. Defaulter of ATT contributes to majority of
cases of pnemonectony. super added bacterial injection prevails that leads to pyothrax & destructed lung


Pnemonectomy , Extrapleural Pneumonectomy,Tertiary Care Centre-Tirunelveli

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