Mr. Lu, 64, has felt chest tightness and coughing from time to time during these years, and he can't rest in the right side when sleeping. He is easily awakened by falling asleep. Seeing the situation is getting worse, recently, he came to the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shenzhen Hospital of Southern Medical University. The doctor surgically removed the "football" tumor in the chest, weighing more than 4 kg. He recovered well after the operation and was discharged smoothly.
Risk of surgery! Largest thoracic tumor removed since establishment
Mr. Lu was admitted to the hospital because of "intermittent chest tightness and cough for more than 7 years". Seven years ago, Mr. Lu checked in other hospitals and found that the left thorax was occupied, but no surgical treatment was performed. Over the past 7 years, Mr. Lu has intermittently suffered from chest tightness and cough. He cannot rest in the right side. He is easily awake at night, and the situation is getting worse and worse.
Recently, Mr. Lu came to the Department of Thoracic Surgery of Shenzhen Hospital of Southern Medical University for a CT examination and found that the left chest cavity was huge and almost the size of a football. After the chief physician of the Department of Thoracic Surgery Chou Jun received the consultation, Mr. Lu was recommended to undergo surgery.
According to Kuang Jun, after Mr. Lu was admitted to the hospital, he immediately conducted relevant inspections and found that Mr. Lu had atrial fibrillation and rapid ventricular rate. Patients with this situation means that cardiac arrest may occur during the position change during surgery and tumor removal, which is a high risk and difficult operation.
But Mr. Lu has been tortured by this disease for so many years. If he does not have surgery, it will seriously affect daily life. According to Jun Jun, after consultation and discussion with experts from the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, and ICU of the hospital, he decided to perform surgery for Mr. Lu.
The hospital was fully prepared for Mr. Lu. Blood preparation, ECMO equipment, Zhang Jianhua, director of Thoracic Surgery, led the related medical staff such as Kuang Jun and Li Dongfang, and successfully completed the operation after nearly 4 hours.
During the operation, the doctor found that Mr. Lu had a huge tumor in his chest, which was adhering to the left lung, thoracic aorta, and ribs. After the tumor was completely removed, it weighed 2,200 grams, which means that more than 4 kilograms of tumor was blocked in Mr. Lu's chest, which is why he has always had difficulty falling asleep at night for so many years.
With the support of the anesthesiology department, operating room, blood transfusion department, pathology department, cardiology department, ICU and other departments, Mr. Lu did not have any concerns before surgery. The anesthesia was stable during the operation, and the patient was resuscitated after extubation and returned to the ward. According to Kuang Jun, a quick frozen section report showed that Mr. Lu's tumor was rich in cell-type schwannomas. This tumor was the largest thoracic tumor resected since the establishment of the hospital.
Leaving patients in Shenzhen, the Department of Thoracic Surgery of Southern Medical Deep Hospital develops a number of unique technologies
Mr. Lu's surgery went smoothly. He is recovering well and has been discharged. More than three years after its opening, Shenzhen Medical University Shenzhen Hospital has rescued a large number of critically ill patients like Mr. Lu. Famous department of famous department, Shenzhen Medical University Shenzhen Hospital, the annual volume of thoracic surgery is about 500, three or four grade surgery accounted for more than 80%.
According to reports, there are currently 30 thoracic surgical beds, including thoracoscopy, mediastinoscopy, ultrasound knife, fiber thoracoscopy, bronchoscopy, magnetic navigation bronchoscopy, ultrasound bronchoscopy (EBUS), rigid bronchoscopy, rigid esophagoscopy, breathing Machine, ECMO, extracorporeal circulation machine, radio frequency ablation instrument and body cavity thermal perfusion therapy instrument and other advanced equipment.
The hospital's medical team is strong, with 10 physicians, 3 medical doctors, and 7 masters. There are 4 medical groups, including subspecialties such as pulmonary surgery and complex thoracic surgery, esophageal mediastinal surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.
At present, thoracic surgery routinely performs diagnosis and treatment of various thoracic surgical diseases, including early diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary nodules, minimally invasive day surgery for hand sweat, radical pneumopleural excision, ECMO, and autologous lung transplantation. The huge chest wall tumor resection artificial composite material reconstruction technology, rib braided chicken breast correction technology, pleural effusion technique, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment technology for advanced breast cancer, etc., can meet the needs of citizens without major illness in Shenzhen.
Edited by Zelin Huang