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

Giorgio Maria Ferraroli, Alberto Testori, Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Marco Alloisio, Maurizio Galliera, Michele M. Ciulla, Gianni Ravasi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 23 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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