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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 296-300

Preoperative pulmonary evaluation for lung resection

Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Preety Mittal Roy
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122 017
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DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_89_17

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Preoperative assessment is a very crucial step in anesthesia management. Anatomical resection (lobectomy or pneumonectomy) offers best long-term prognosis to a lung cancer patient. At the same time, surgery cannot be offered to a patient who is expected to become ventilator dependent, postoperatively. Hence, it is very important to have an objective preoperative assessment for risk stratification. This review article provides a systematic approach for the prognostication of patients planned for pulmonary resection.

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