Monday, August 5, 2013
Patient 1 has an FEV1 of 1.4L and will undergo a lobectomy. Based on a CT scan, you predict his postoperative FEV1 to be 900mL.
Patient 2 has an FEV1 of 1.9L and will undergo a lobectomy. He also has interstitial lung disease and his DLCO is 55%.
Patient 3 has an FEV1 of 2.2L and will undergo a pneumonectomy. He does not have any further studies.
Challenge: All three patients are scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Do you need to cancel or delay any surgeries for further studies?
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