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The operative management of acute post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula after flush bronchial amputation.
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PMID:  7079893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute disruption of the bronchial closure after pneumonectomy causes severe problems in patient management. Radical attempts at closure of the fistula and space obliteration (thoracoplasty) carry a high mortality. The management of this condition by a series of staged operative procedures is described. Pneumonectomy has usually been performed for bronchogenic carcinoma and prognosis is therefore guarded. Several low-risk operative interventions, with discharge from hospital between procedures, provide a safe and effective management method in the case described.
A A Conlan; A D Boyd; F C Spencer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  792-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / surgery*
Bronchial Fistula / etiology*,  surgery
Fistula / etiology*,  surgery
Pleura / surgery
Pleural Diseases / etiology*
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*

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