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Healing of bronchopleural fistula using a modified Dumon stent: a case report

Author(s): Ferraroli Giorgio | Testori Alberto | Cioffi Ugo | De Simone Matilde | Alloisio Marco | Galliera Maurizio | Ciulla Michele | Ravasi Gianni

Journal: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
ISSN 1749-8090

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 16;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Abstract Background Brochopleural fistula following lung resection is a therapeuric challenge for thoracic surgeons. Case presentation We describe a case of late bronchopleural fistula after right extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant mesothelioma. Bronchoscopic attempts to repair it were unsuccessful. Conclusion The use of a modified Y Dumon stent associated with glue apposition on the bronchial stump allowed us to close the fistula without the need of any surgical repair.
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