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Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Jan;75(1):290-2.

Modified Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy.

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Department of Surgery, Sasebo Kyohsai Hospital, Sasebo, Japan. ktayama@kkr.sasebo.nagasaki.jp

Abstract

We describe the case of a 72-year-old man in whom a bronchopleural fistula developed after induction chemotherapy followed by right pneumonectomy for lung cancer. Resuturing of the right main bronchial stump, endoscopic treatment, and repair using a latissimus dorsi muscle flap were not effective. Consequently we placed a modified Dumon stent in the carina, which effectively closed the stump.

PMID:
12537239
DOI:
10.1016/s0003-4975(02)04282-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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