Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate anatomical lung variations and vascular patterns using volumetric 3D computed tomography (CT) representations. Methods & results: We considered 24 major thoracic surgery performed in our ward. In these, we discovered some interesting anatomical variations of the main pulmonary fissures. These findings were not visible on the plain x-ray or during routine examination of a preoperative CT scan. After re-examination of 3D CT scan reconstruction the anatomical variations were detected. Discussion: General thoracic surgeons must familiarize themselves with anatomical variations in lungs. 3D images may aid the general thoracic surgeon in performing safer surgeries. Conclusion: 3D CT scan should be performed before surgery if possible.

Galluzzo A., Fatica F., Caternicchia F., Geraci G., Mancuso G., Raffaele F., et al. (2016). 3D CT scan for perioperative identification of anatomical variations of lungs. FUTURE ONCOLOGY, 12(23s), 27-30 [10.2217/fon-2016-0344].

3D CT scan for perioperative identification of anatomical variations of lungs

Galluzzo A.
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Geraci G.;Mancuso G.;Genova C.;Midiri M.;Cajozzo M.
2016-01-01

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate anatomical lung variations and vascular patterns using volumetric 3D computed tomography (CT) representations. Methods & results: We considered 24 major thoracic surgery performed in our ward. In these, we discovered some interesting anatomical variations of the main pulmonary fissures. These findings were not visible on the plain x-ray or during routine examination of a preoperative CT scan. After re-examination of 3D CT scan reconstruction the anatomical variations were detected. Discussion: General thoracic surgeons must familiarize themselves with anatomical variations in lungs. 3D images may aid the general thoracic surgeon in performing safer surgeries. Conclusion: 3D CT scan should be performed before surgery if possible.
Galluzzo A., Fatica F., Caternicchia F., Geraci G., Mancuso G., Raffaele F., et al. (2016). 3D CT scan for perioperative identification of anatomical variations of lungs. FUTURE ONCOLOGY, 12(23s), 27-30 [10.2217/fon-2016-0344].
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