Localization of a bronchopleural fistula in a postpneumonectomy patient using ventilation scintigraphy

S. A. Ali, M. Hogge, F. Cesani

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A 55-year-old man underwent a right pneumonectomy for squamous cell carcinoma. Three weeks later, he was seen in the emergency room for recurrent episodes of shortness of breath. A right open bronchial stump developed. A ventilation study was performed to identify a bronchopleural fistula. It revealed an immediate accumulation of the radiotracer in the right thoracic cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 20 1995


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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