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Tailored stent for bronchial stump fistula closure and omentoplasty for infection control: a combined approach with low morbidity

Abstract

Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after pneumonectomy remains a dangerous complication with high mortality and morbidity. Primary closure of the fistula with muscle flaps and a thoracic window is generally used to treat BPF. New techniques for secondary stump closure including glues, stents and coils have been introduced recently. We report the use of a J-shaped tracheal stent device placed during bronchoscopy combined with omentoplasty to control the symptoms related to BPF and pleural space infection, respectively.

Tumori 2014; 100(4): e157 - e159

Article Type: CASE REPORT

DOI:10.1700/1636.17938

Authors

Andrea Billè, Riccardo Giovannetti, Giuseppe Calarco, Ugo Pastorino

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Authors

  • Billè, Andrea [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
  • Giovannetti, Riccardo [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
  • Calarco, Giuseppe [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Unit of Endoscopy, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
  • Pastorino, Ugo [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy

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