Author(s): Nakajima T, Iyoda A, Iizasa T, Saitoh Y, Hiroshima K,
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Abstract We herein report a resection of a superior sulcus tumor in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. A resection of the left upper lobe of the lung, left subclavian artery, and left first to third ribs, as well as a reconstruction of the left subclavian artery, were performed. Postoperative hemorrhaging was controlled due to preoperative high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and a platelet transfusion both during and following surgery. The resected tumor was diagnosed to be a pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma, which was pathologically determined to be T3N0M0-Stage 2B. The patient remained in good condition for 20 months following the surgery; however, he eventually died due to bone metastases.
This article was published in Surg Today
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology