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Closure of a bronchopleural fistula using decalcified human spongiosa and a fibrin sealant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9236368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bronchopleural fistulas associated with empyema can occur as a life-threatening sequelae after pulmonary resection, most frequently occurring after pneumonectomy. With the use of the flexible bronchoscope, the bronchopleural fistula of a 62-year-old critically ill woman was permanently sealed with a fibrin sealant and a small section of demineralized human spongiosa. Closure of bronchopleural fistulas with the application of fibrin sealant plus human spongiosa may offer a valuable addition to the armament of therapeutic alternatives.
W R Baumann; J L Ulmer; P G Ambrose; M J Garvey; D T Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-21     Completed Date:  1997-08-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / complications,  surgery
Bronchial Fistula / etiology,  therapy*
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / complications,  surgery
Empyema, Pleural / complications
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive / therapeutic use*
Fistula / etiology,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Pleural Diseases / etiology,  therapy*
Postoperative Complications
Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Tissue Adhesive; 0/Tissue Adhesives

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