Vascular occlusion device closure of bronchial stump fistulae: A straightforward approach to manage bronchial stump breakdown

Andrea Billè, Tarun Sabarwhal, Routledge Tom

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Abstract

Post lung resection surgery bronchopleural fistula (BPF) continues to be a dangerous complication associated with very high mortality and morbidity. Traditional treatments have included primary closure of the fistula with muscle flaps and thoracic window formation. New techniques for secondary stump closure have included glues, stents and coils. We report another bronchoscopic treatment of BPF using an atrial septal closure/vascular occlusion device combined with bioglue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-850
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume60
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Amplatzer device
  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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