Transthoracic Closure of a Postpneumonectomy Bronchopleural Fistula With Coils and Cyanoacrylate

Lindsey A. Clemson, Eric Walser, Amanjit Gill, James E. Lynch, Joseph B. Zwischenberger

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1924-1926
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume82
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

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Transthoracic Closure of a Postpneumonectomy Bronchopleural Fistula With Coils and Cyanoacrylate. / Clemson, Lindsey A.; Walser, Eric; Gill, Amanjit; Lynch, James E.; Zwischenberger, Joseph B.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 82, No. 5, 11.2006, p. 1924-1926.

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Clemson, Lindsey A. ; Walser, Eric ; Gill, Amanjit ; Lynch, James E. ; Zwischenberger, Joseph B. / Transthoracic Closure of a Postpneumonectomy Bronchopleural Fistula With Coils and Cyanoacrylate. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 82, No. 5. pp. 1924-1926.
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