ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A successfully closed postpneumonectomy fistula with an hourglass-shaped stent: one year follow-up
Çağatay Tezel, Oral Akın, Cemal Asım Kutlu
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4524
Successful management of bronchopleural fistulas (BPF) after pulmonary resection remains a challenge in thoracic surgical practice. Several techniques have been developed for the closure of bronchopleural fistulas after pneumonectomy. In this article, we present a 57-years-old female case of treatment of post-pneumonectomy BPF using a stent supported by polyglactin mesh through open window thoracostomy with the aid of bronchoscopy.
Keywords : Bronchoscopy; complication; fistula; postpneumonectomy; stent
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