ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
COMPLETION PNEUMONECTOMY VIA TRANSSTERNAL-TRANSPERICARDIAL APPROACH IN THE TREATMENT OF BRONCHOPLEURAL FISTULA AND ABUNDANT HEMORRHAGE AFTER BILOBECTOMY
Alpaslan Çakan *, Anıl Apaydın*, Hakan Posacıoğlu Ufuk Çağırıcı
Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, İzmir
*Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Ana Bilim Dalı, İzmir
Bronchopleural fistula after lobectomy is a rare complication and has a significant mortality. Management options include systemic antibiotics, adequate pleural drainage, removal of necrotic tissues and obliteration of residual pleural space. In this case report, the place of transsternal-transpericardial approach, especially in the management of bronchopleural fistulas associated with bleeding from the previous bilobectomy pulmonary arterial stump was evaluated.
Keywords : Bronchopleural fistula, transsternal-transpericardial approach, pneumonectomy, lobectomy
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