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Reduction of air leakage using linear staple device with bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid felt for pulmonary lobectomy.

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Summary of "Reduction of air leakage using linear staple device with bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid felt for pulmonary lobectomy."

Pulmonary fistula is a common complication in pulmonary lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although a linear staple device with bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid (PGA) is used for pulmonary wedge resection with fragile pulmonary parenchyma, the efficacy of the stapler with PGA for dividing incomplete interlobular fissure in pulmonary lobectomy has not been elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of the stapler with PGA in reducing postoperative air leakage when dividing incomplete interlobular fissure in pulmonary lobectomy for NSCLC.

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Name: General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
ISSN: 1863-6713
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