ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Sleeve resection for postlobectomy stump fistulas: a case report
Alper Toker, Serhan Tanju, Şükrü Dilege
Department of Thoracic Surgery, İstanbul University, İstanbul Medical School, İstanbul
DOI : 10.5606/gkdc.dergisi.2012.033
In this article, we present three cases who had postresectional bronchial stump fistulas after resection for lung cancer. Two cases had right upper lobectomy and one case had a right upper double (bronchial and vascular) sleeve bilobectomy operation. Two cases underwent sleeve resections of the right main bronchus, while one patient underwent resection of the carina for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula. Sleeve resection may be an alternative treatment method for bronchopleural stump fistulas that develop after lung cancer resection.
Keywords : Fistula; lung cancer; sleeve resection; surgery
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