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Delayed closure of persistent postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12006466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 73-year-old man with a history of postpneumonectomy empyema and a long-term chest tube since 1979 presented with fever, chills, leukocytosis, and purulent fluid from the left tube thoracostomy. CT scan and bronchoscopy demonstrated a right lower lobe pneumonia and a left mainstem dehiscence with direct communication to the left tube thoracostomy. He underwent primary closure of the bronchopleural fistula with latissimus dorsi muscle flap coverage after antibiotic therapy for right lower lobe pneumonia.
Dale K Mueller; Patrick E Whitten; William P Tillis; Linda M Bond; James R Munns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-13     Completed Date:  2002-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1703-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Illinois Cardiac Surgery Associates and University of Illinois College of Medicine at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL 61603, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Fistula / etiology,  surgery*
Empyema, Pleural / etiology
Pleural Diseases / etiology,  surgery*
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*
Respiratory Tract Fistula / etiology,  surgery*

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