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

Andrea Billè, Riccardo Giovannetti, Giuseppe Calarco, Ugo Pastorino

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTumori
PublisherIl Pensiero Scientifico Editore s.r.l.
Pagese157-e159
Volume100
Edition4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2014

Keywords

  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Lung cancer
  • Omentoplasty
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Tracheal stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Billè, A., Giovannetti, R., Calarco, G., & Pastorino, U. (2014). Tailored stent for bronchial stump fistula closure and omentoplasty for infection control: A combined approach with low morbidity. In Tumori (4 ed., Vol. 100, pp. e157-e159). Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore s.r.l.. https://doi.org/10.1700/1636.17938