In Russia, we have developed a method for the treatment of lung cancer without completely removing them

Currently in Russia there are about 60 000 patients with lung cancer, 80% of them can not be cured by surgery. Those who are not contraindicated operations, usually completely remove the affected lung, but later these patients still die, not from cancer and from heart pathologies. In St. Petersburg NMITS oncology named after NN Petrov developed the surgical treatment of lung cancer, which does not imply their complete removal. This further allows patients to lead a quiet life without complications.

In Russia, we have developed a method for the treatment of lung cancer without completely removing them

lobectomy bronhoplasticheskaya method is called, which means removal of the tumor while preserving the healthy part of the body. Thus surgeons two bronchi are connected by inserting one of them to another. This approach allows close formed during the operation channel of hollow bodies "native" patient muscle flap. Subsequently, the person has a lower risk of complications, while the complete removal of the lung it can cause fatal heart problems.

The surgical technique has already proven itself in practice. In 2018 Evgeny Levchenko surgeon spent 50 such operations, and to date, on account of his 260 saved lives in this way. On average in Russia lung cancer bronhoplastika applies only in 5-10% of cases, but in NMITS oncology named after NN Petrov he was used much more often than the complete removal of the organ. This operation is considered to be extremely difficult, and for its implementation requires not only an experienced surgeon, but also a reliable team of anesthetists and intensive care specialists. Recently Evgeniy Levchenko gave a master class for the bronhoplastiki, which was attended by more than 100 physicians. It is possible that such an approach has been used in medicine before, it just was not documented.

Recall that in 2018, scientists have developed a method for detecting lung cancer in its early stages. For this purpose, the exosome analysis contained in human blood and saliva. More information about this can be found in our material.

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