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Treatment of bronchopleural fistula with small intestinal mucosa and fibrin glue sealant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17889008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bronchopleural fistula can be a devastating complication of pulmonary resections. Treatment options are often limited and carry significant morbidity or mortality, or both. We present a case of bronchopleural fistula occurring after pulmonary lobectomy for aspergilloma in a patient with recurrent acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The bronchopleural fistula was treated using bronchoscopic obliteration with Tisseel VH Fibrin Sealant (Baxter Healthcare Corp, Westlake Village, CA) and small intestinal submucosa with complete resolution and no morbidity. The relevant literature is reviewed.
Scott J Keckler; Troy L Spilde; Shawn D St Peter; KuoJen Tsao; Daniel J Ostlie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-24     Completed Date:  2007-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1383-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Bronchial Fistula / etiology,  therapy*
Bronchoscopy / methods
Combined Modality Therapy
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive / therapeutic use*
Follow-Up Studies
Intestinal Mucosa / transplantation*
Intestine, Small
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Pleural Diseases / etiology,  therapy*
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*,  methods
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications,  diagnosis
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Tissue Adhesive

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