The use of a bone substitute composite in the management of a post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula

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Abstract

Post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistulas (BPFs) still represent a formidable therapeutic challenge. Several procedures have been proposed of which the least invasive are gaining distinct recognition and favour. We report the case of small-sized BPF treated by plastering the bronchial stump with a combination of bone substitute composite sprayed on a scaffold made of a Vycril mesh and placed on the mediastinal pleura overlying the right hilum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-416
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Sealant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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