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A new treatment concept for bronchial stump insufficiency.
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PMID:  20376728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Bronchial stump insufficiency (BSI) remains one of the most feared complications with an incidence of 0-12% in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHOD: The present retrospective study reviewed the medical records of 11 patients with BSI. Patients were divided into two groups, depending on treatment. In group A, 5 patients were treated initially unsuccessfully using other therapeutic procedures such pectoralis flap transposition, omentum majus transposition and fibrin glue applications and subsequently treated successfully with vacuum therapy (VT). In 6 patients (group B), only VT (a combination of bronchial suture, thoracoplasty, latissimus muscle transposition and VT) was performed. VT represents a closed dressing system allowing moist wound treatment in full contact with the wound surface as well as protection against contamination with nosocomial pathogens by means of continuous drainage of wound secretions. RESULTS: Of the 11 patients reviewed in this study, closure of the bronchial stump with VT was achieved in 8 patients. Of the 8 patients with successful closure of the bronchial stump, 4 patients were in group A and 4 in group B. CONCLUSION: Based on this preliminary experience, the combination of bronchial suture, thoracoplasty, latissimus muscle transposition and VT appears to be a promising concept for the management of bronchial stump insufficiency.
G Bischoff; B Muehling; K Orend; M Bischoff; L Sunder-Plassmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York.
Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Ulm, Ulm, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Fistula / etiology,  therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive / therapeutic use
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy*
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Flaps*
Suture Techniques*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Tissue Adhesive

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