Venous thrombosis of the middle lobe after upper lobectomy

Can Assoc Radiol J. 1993 Apr;44(2):133-4.


The author reports a case of venous thrombosis of the middle lobe occurring after upper lobectomy. Rapid lobar opacification without loss of volume is characteristic of this uncommon postoperative complication. Correct interpretation of the postoperative radiographs and early reoperation are essential.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery*
  • Aged
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications* / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Veins*
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombosis / etiology*