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Model of Lee et al for Predicting Prolonged Air Leak Following Lung Resection

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who is undergoing a lung resection based on the study of Lee et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

C34, J43

Description:

Lee et al developed a model for predicting the risk of a prolonged air leak following lung resective surgery. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from McGill University in Montreal.

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