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J Clin Imaging Sci. 2018 Apr 18;8:17. doi: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_70_17. eCollection 2018.

Herniation of Packing Material into a Bronchopleural Fistula after Right Pneumonectomy and Clagett Window.

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Abstract

Diagnosis of a bronchopleural fistula (BPF) can be challenging in patients after pneumonectomy and Clagett window. Herein, we present a case of pneumonectomy for advanced lung cancer complicated by a BPF. Herniation of packing material from the open-chest cavity into the fistula and airways on computed tomography was an important clue to making the diagnosis.

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Bronchopleural fistula; clagett; pneumonectomy

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