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Bronchopleural fistula treatment with use of a bronchial stent-graft occluder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16990476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this report is to describe our experience in the successful treatment of two patients with postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula (BPF). With use of computed tomography reformatting, the stent-graft occluders were tailored to precisely fit the fistula site and remnant bronchus stump. These were placed under fluoroscopic guidance via a preexisting chest tube tract in one case and via an open thoracostomy window site in the other. The BPFs were successfully occluded without complications, and the stent-graft occluders remained stable in position for 1 year and 6 months of follow-up, respectively.
Ki-Hong Kim; Kwang-Hun Lee; Jong Yun Won; Do Yun Lee; Hyo Chae Paik; Doo Yun Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-22     Completed Date:  2006-12-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1539-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Fistula / etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pleural Diseases / etiology,  therapy*
Postoperative Complications / therapy*
Respiratory Tract Fistula / etiology,  therapy*

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