Bronchopleural fistula: Successful selective bronchial occlusion with a Fogarty's catheter in a preterm infant

F. Mosca, M. Lattanzio, M. R. Colnaghi, S. Pugliese

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Abstract

A preterm infant (26 weeks' gestation) mechanically ventilated for respiratory distress syndrome developed severe interstitial emphysema of the right lung with a bronchopleural fistula, pneumothorax and mediastinal shift. Selective occlusion of the right main bronchus with a Fogarty's catheter produced rapid improvement in the clinical condition and radiological features. Occlusion of the main bronchus in a newborn with a bronchopleural fistula and pulmonary interstitial emphysema is an easily performed manoeuvre that can be life-saving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1082
Number of pages4
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Volume84
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Selective bronchial occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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