ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
REPAIR OF BRONCHOPLEURAL FISTULA VIA CONTRALATERAL THORACOTOMY: REPORT OF TWO CASES
Melih Kaptanoğlu, Aydın Nadir, *Şinasi Manduz, *Kasım Doğan, *İlhan Günay
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, Sivas
*Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, Sivas
Bronchopleural fistula is a common and challenging complication after lung resections. Rethoracotomy, stump revision, thoracoplasty, myoplasty, transpericardial stump revision, fibrin glue, stent applications, contralateral thoracotomy are treatment alternatives. In this article, two patients were treated with contralateral thoracotomy for bronchopleural fistula after left pneumonectomies. We discussed also common reasons and treatment alternatives of post-pneumonectomic bronchopleural fistula under the light of the recent literature.
Keywords : Bronchopleural fistula, empyema, thoracotomy, pneumonectomy
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