volume 20, issue 5, P368-374 2005
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-86502005000500006
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Abstract: ABSTRACTPurpose: Evaluate compensatory lung growth (CLG) in lobar transplant and see if it is similar to CLG after lobectomy. Methods: We used 48 dogs in three groups (G1=control, G2=left cranial lobectomy, and G3=pneumonectomy with reimplantation of left caudal lobe). Five months after surgery animals underwent lung scintigraphy and were then sacrificed for lung morphometric study. Results: There was no correlation between scintigraphy and lung mass or lung volume. There was both mass and residual volume CLG…

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