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Bronchopleural fistula following pneumonectomy for carcinoma of the bronchus: mechanical stapling versus hand suturing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6997633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four hundred fifty cases of pneumonectomy for carcinoma of the bronchus are reviewed. The incidence of bronchopleural fistula is compared in two separate groups differentiated according to whether the bronchus was closed with interrupted sutures or with the auto-suture stapling clamp. The incidence of fistula was 11.1% in the interrupted suture group and 2.6% with the auto-suture group. The diagnosis and the method of treatment in this unit are discussed and the etiologic factors responsible for the fistula are reviewed. The conclusions are that there is no single causative factor in the development of bronchopleural fistulas and that the incidence of fistula is considerably reduced by the use of the auto-suture clamp.
C P Forrester-Wood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-11-24     Completed Date:  1980-11-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Bronchial Neoplasms / surgery*
Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pleural Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Postoperative Complications*
Surgical Staplers*
Suture Techniques*
Time Factors

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