Current Thoracic Surgery 2017 , Vol 2 , Issue 2
Laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease due to postpneumonectomy syndrome
Zeynep Bilgi1,Hakan Ömercikoğlu2,Çağatay Çetinkaya2,Hasan Fevzi Batırel2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kars Harakani State Hospital, Kars, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2017.0014 Postpneumonectomy syndrome is a rare condition caused by rotational displacement of mediastinum over time after pneumonectomy. Usually, dynamic airway obstruction is the predominant symptom. We report the case of a 40-year-old lady who underwent left pneumonectomy due to mucoepidermoid carcinoma 3 years ago and presented to our department with recalcitrant gastroesophageal reflux symptoms such as heartburn and odynophagia. She also had objective reflux findings in pH monitorization. Laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication was performed and resulted in symptomatic relief. Keywords : Postpneumonectomy syndrome, lung resection, lung carcinoma, fundoplication, laparoscopy