Standard treatment for persistent bronchopleural fistulas involves thoracotomy with primary closure and transposition of a vascularized muscle flap to the bronchial leak site. This major operation may be ineffective or medically contraindicated. We successfully treated 2 patients by insertion of coils and cyanoacrylate glue into and adjacent to the fistula of a postpneumonectomy bronchial stump with computed tomographic-guided transthoracic needle. The coils served as scaffolding for cyanoacrylate glue to control the bronchopleural fistula.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine