bronchial fistula

Summary

Summary: An abnormal passage or communication between a bronchus and another part of the body.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Current application of thoracoscopy in children
    KuoJen Tsao
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:131-5. 2008
  2. ncbi Bronchial fistula associated with sunitinib in a patient previously treated with radiation therapy
    Damien Basille
    Centre Hospitalier Saint Quentin, Saint Quentin, France
    Ann Pharmacother 44:383-6. 2010
  3. ncbi Thoracic rupture of hepatic hydatidosis (123 cases)
    E H Kabiri
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1883-6. 2001
  4. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumours
    Mathieu Cannella
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Institut Bergonie, Regional Cancer Center, 229 Cours de l Argonne, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 34:S171-4. 2011
  5. ncbi Emergency use of an endobronchial one-way valve in the management of severe air leak and massive subcutaneous emphysema
    Muhanned Abu-Hijleh
    Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Lung 188:253-7. 2010
  6. ncbi Intractable bronchopleural fistula caused by radiofrequency ablation: endoscopic bronchial occlusion with silicone embolic material
    H Kodama
    Departments of Radiology Thoracic Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, 2 174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514 8507, Japan
    Br J Radiol 82:e225-7. 2009
  7. ncbi The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula
    S Watanabe
    Second Department of Surgery, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:276-8. 2001
  8. pmc Management of acquired bronchobiliary fistula: 3 case reports and a literature review
    Hatice Eryigit
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:52. 2007
  9. ncbi Bronchopleural fistulas: an overview of the problem with special focus on endoscopic management
    Manuel Lois
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital AZ VUB, 101, Laarbeeklaan, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Chest 128:3955-65. 2005
  10. ncbi Aorto-bronchial fistula following aortic and bronchial stenting of a thoracic aneurysm
    Ayman Abdul-Ghani
    The Cardiothoracic Center NHS Trust, Thomas Drive, Liverpool L14 3PE, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:419-21. 2006

Research Grants

  1. SURFACTANT AND TUBERCULOSIS PATHOGENESIS
    J Ferguson; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. MODULATION OF OXIDANT INJURY BY FGF-10
    Daya Upadhyay; Fiscal Year: 2003
  3. Effect of NSAIDs on risk of Incident Lung Cancer: a cohort study
    Christopher Slatore; Fiscal Year: 2008

Detail Information

Publications205 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Current application of thoracoscopy in children
    KuoJen Tsao
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:131-5. 2008
    ..Our experience with thoracoscopy has expanded in recent years. Therefore, we reviewed our most recent 7-year experience to examine the current applications for thoracoscopy in children...
  2. ncbi Bronchial fistula associated with sunitinib in a patient previously treated with radiation therapy
    Damien Basille
    Centre Hospitalier Saint Quentin, Saint Quentin, France
    Ann Pharmacother 44:383-6. 2010
    To report a case of bronchial fistula associated with sunitinib in a patient previously treated with radiation therapy.
  3. ncbi Thoracic rupture of hepatic hydatidosis (123 cases)
    E H Kabiri
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1883-6. 2001
    ..Pulmonary complications result from the proximity of hydatid cysts in the liver and the diaphragm...
  4. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumours
    Mathieu Cannella
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Institut Bergonie, Regional Cancer Center, 229 Cours de l Argonne, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 34:S171-4. 2011
    ..Our goal is to highlight the fact that BPF can occur without needle-track coagulation and to suggest that minimally invasive treatment is sufficient to cure BPFs of this specific origin...
  5. ncbi Emergency use of an endobronchial one-way valve in the management of severe air leak and massive subcutaneous emphysema
    Muhanned Abu-Hijleh
    Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Lung 188:253-7. 2010
    ..The valves selectively block inspiratory airflow to a specific segmental or subsegmental airway but allow expiratory flow with drainage of air and secretions from the corresponding distal airways and lung parenchyma...
  6. ncbi Intractable bronchopleural fistula caused by radiofrequency ablation: endoscopic bronchial occlusion with silicone embolic material
    H Kodama
    Departments of Radiology Thoracic Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, 2 174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514 8507, Japan
    Br J Radiol 82:e225-7. 2009
    ..Despite chest drainage for 1 month, air leakage continued through a bronchopleural fistula. Bronchial occlusion was performed with a silicone embolus, causing cessation of the air leakage...
  7. ncbi The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula
    S Watanabe
    Second Department of Surgery, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:276-8. 2001
    ..Consequently, we placed a Dumon stent in the right main bronchus to close the stump...
  8. pmc Management of acquired bronchobiliary fistula: 3 case reports and a literature review
    Hatice Eryigit
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:52. 2007
    ..This paper presents 3 cases of BBF and reviews the literature regarding the treatment options generally mandated by clinical presentation and the underlying disease...
  9. ncbi Bronchopleural fistulas: an overview of the problem with special focus on endoscopic management
    Manuel Lois
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital AZ VUB, 101, Laarbeeklaan, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Chest 128:3955-65. 2005
    ..Therapeutic success has been variable, and the lack of consensus suggests that no optimal therapy is available; rather, the current therapeutic options seem to be complementary, and the treatment should be individualized...
  10. ncbi Aorto-bronchial fistula following aortic and bronchial stenting of a thoracic aneurysm
    Ayman Abdul-Ghani
    The Cardiothoracic Center NHS Trust, Thomas Drive, Liverpool L14 3PE, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:419-21. 2006
    ..This resulted in further bronchial compression which was also stented. An aorto-bronchial fistula resulting in severe haemoptysis occurred a few weeks later...
  11. ncbi Bronchobiliary fistula after radiofrequency thermal ablation of hepatic tumor
    Young Sun Kim
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang dong, Sungdong gu, Seoul 133 792, Korea
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 16:407-10. 2005
    ..Symptomatic improvement was achieved by conservative management with an external drainage catheter, but the fistula was still persistent on a 2-month follow-up image...
  12. ncbi Multifactorial dysphagia complicated by esophago-bronchial fistula
    Julie Sebastian
    Department of Medicine, Kottayam Medical College, Kerala, India
    J Cancer Res Ther 3:108-10. 2007
    ..A case of longstanding dysphagia resulting from dysphagia aortica later developing an esophageal malignancy complicated by esophago-bronchial fistula is outlined in this unique case report.
  13. ncbi Successful endoscopic management of bronchobiliary fistula due to radiofrequency ablation
    Thomas Tran
    Section of Gastroenterology, the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:3178-80. 2007
  14. ncbi Successful conservative management of benign gastro-bronchial fistula after intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy
    Davide Bona
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Division of General Surgery, I R C C S Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1036-8. 2007
    Benign gastro-bronchial fistula is a rare and devastating complication of esophagectomy with gastric replacement...
  15. ncbi Gastrobronchial fistula repair followed by esophageal leak--rescue by transesophageal drainage of the pleural cavity
    P P Brega Massone
    Oncologic Thoracic Surgery Department, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:113-6. 2002
    ..Fistula closure was attempted by implanting a Wilson-Cook endoprosthesis, which quickly became dislodged. Transesophageal drainage was positioned endoscopically through the suture-line defect and led to closure of the leak after 10 days...
  16. pmc Benign gastro-bronchial fistula - an uncommon complication of esophagectomy: case report
    Mohan P Devbhandari
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, South Manchester University Hospital, NHS Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT, UK
    BMC Surg 5:16. 2005
    Gastro-bronchial fistula (GBF) is a rare and devastating complication following esophagectomy. Making the correct diagnosis is difficult and there is no agreement on the treatment for this rare condition.
  17. ncbi Bronchial stump reinforcement with the intercostal muscle flap without adverse effects
    Tomohiro Maniwa
    Department of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Kansai Medical University Hospital, Kansai Medical University, 10 15 Fumizono cho, Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:652-6. 2006
    ..We also investigated whether harvesting the intercostal muscle flap leads to an increase in blood loss during surgery and whether the type of flap influences chest-tube volume and pain after surgery...
  18. pmc Healing of bronchopleural fistula using a modified Dumon stent: a case report
    Giorgio Maria Ferraroli
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano MI, Italy
    J Cardiothorac Surg 1:16. 2006
    ..Bronchopleural fistula following lung resection is a therapeutic challenge for thoracic surgeons...
  19. ncbi Empyema and bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy: factors affecting incidence
    C Deschamps
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:243-7; discussion 248. 2001
    ..Factors affecting the incidence of empyema and bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after pneumonectomy were analyzed...
  20. ncbi Impact of different coverage techniques on incidence of postpneumonectomy stump fistula
    W Klepetko
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 15:758-63. 1999
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effectiveness of different coverage techniques of the bronchial stump applied in a consecutive series of pneumonectomies in avoiding this particular problem...
  21. ncbi Sternobronchial fistula--uncommon complication after coronary surgery (a case report)
    J Mand'ák
    Department of Cardiosurgery, University Teaching Hospital, Hradec Kralove
    Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) 43:29-31. 2000
    ..After some time span an inflamed wound, several skin fistulae and the system of substernal fistulae appeared. One of these fistulae communicated with the left bronchial tree...
  22. ncbi [Esophago-bronchial fistula confirmed with bronchoscopy utilized an indocyanine green]
    M Kanzaki
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu Hospital, Fuchu, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 60:910-4. 2007
    ..She presented progressive moist cough after chemoradiotherapy. Esophagography demonstrated esophago-bronchial fistula (EBF). EBF was not detected by routine broncoscopy...
  23. ncbi A case of aorto-bronchial fistula after insertion of left main bronchial self-expanding metallic stent in a patient with recurrent esophageal cancer
    Hiroshi Onishi
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Yamanashi Medical University, 1110 Shimokato Tamaho cho Nakakoma gun Yamanashi, 409 3898, Japan
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 27:288-90. 2004
    We report a case of aorto-bronchial fistula (ABF) caused by a self expanding metallic stent (EMS) 51 days after insertion into the left main bronchus...
  24. ncbi Bronchial stump coverage with a pedicled pericardial flap: an effective method for prevention of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Shahrokh Taghavi
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:284-8. 2005
    ..Bronchopleural fistula is a serious complication after pneumonectomy. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the efficacy of bronchial stump reinforcement with a pedicled flap of whole pericardium...
  25. ncbi Bronchobiliary fistula evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging
    A Ragozzino
    UOSS RM Body Dipartimento di Radiologia Aorn Cardarelli Napoli, Italy
    Acta Radiol 46:452-4. 2005
    ..We present a case of BBF developing after hemihepatectomy in a 74-year-old man treated with endoscopic biliary drainage and illustrate MRCP findings...
  26. ncbi Oesophago-bronchial fistula causing cough and recurrent lower respiratory tract infections in a patient with Crohn's disease
    J Brittenden
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3AX
    Hosp Med 66:310-1. 2005
  27. ncbi Intractable pneumothorax due to bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors
    Jun Sakurai
    Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 18:141-5. 2007
    ..Although it is rare, with an incidence of 0.6% (2/334) at our institution, intractable pneumothorax due to bronchopleural fistula should be recognized as a risk associated with radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors...
  28. ncbi [Localized dilatation of the bronchi. A misunderstood etiology of coronaro-bronchial fistula]
    E Abergel
    Clinique de Cardiologie, , Paris
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 83:271-4. 1990
    ..A bronchopulmonary etiology (chronic obstructive airways disease, multiple bullae, bronchiectasis) is less commonly found as the presentation is often atypical...
  29. ncbi Treatment of hydatid bronchobiliary fistulas: 30 years of experience
    Adriano Tocchi
    First Department of Surgery, University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Liver Int 27:209-14. 2007
    ..Operation is considered the treatment of choice but the most appropriate operation is uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early and long-term outcomes following different surgical procedures...
  30. ncbi Treatment of postoperative bronchobiliary fistula by nasobiliary drainage
    V Partrinou
    Department of Surgery, University of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece
    Surg Endosc 15:758. 2001
    ..The fistula was successfully closed in a short time. This conservative method reduces the risks of reoperation. Therefore, it should be considered the treatment of choice in the management of bronchobiliary fistula...
  31. ncbi [Is endoscopic treatment of bronchopleural fistula useful?]
    Gemma Mora
    Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 42:394-8. 2006
    ..New endoscopic techniques have been developed as an alternative to surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula. The objective of this study was to analyze our experience with endoscopic treatment of such fistulas...
  32. ncbi Recurrent bronchobiliary fistula: unsuccessful management with repeated insertion of metallic biliary stent
    Sung Il Jung
    Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 28 Yongon Dong, Chongno Gu, Seoul 110 744, Korea
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:1577-9. 2003
    ..Three months after placement of the third stent, jaundice developed and the patient finally underwent a Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy...
  33. ncbi Broncho-gastric fistula complicating transthoracic esophagectomy
    C S Pramesh
    Thoracic Surgery Services, Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India
    Dis Esophagus 14:271-3. 2001
    ..Diagnosis was made by fiberoptic bronchoscopy. The patient was successfully treated with re-exploratory thoracotomy and closure of the fistula...
  34. ncbi [Bronchobiliary fistulae between a liver hydatid cyst and the middle lobe of the right lung]
    J M Moreno Planas
    Servicio Aparato Digestivo, Clinica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid
    An Med Interna 19:635-6. 2002
    ..We report a case of bronchobiliary fistula between a liver hydatid cyst and the middle lobe of the right lung. It is also reviewed the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of bronchobiliary fistulas...
  35. ncbi Use of a modified Dumon stent for postoperative bronchopleural fistula
    Hisashi Tsukada
    Division of Chest Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1928-30. 2005
    ..Surgical interventions for the bronchopleural fistula with empyema were subsequently avoided. Dumon stent is an acceptable option for the treatment of postoperative bronchopleural fistulas...
  36. ncbi Ultraflex expandable metallic stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy
    Carlos Enrique García Franco
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:386. 2005
  37. ncbi Bronchogastric fistula successfully treated with the insertion of a covered bronchial stent
    M J Bennie
    Department of Radiology, St Thomas Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Eur Radiol 13:2222-5. 2003
    ..The successful outcome in this case suggests that this method of treatment should be considered in patients in whom this post-operative complication cannot be managed easily by other means...
  38. ncbi Modified Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy
    Kohsuke Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Sasebo Kyohsai Hospital, Sasebo, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:290-2. 2003
    ..Resuturing of the right main bronchial stump, endoscopic treatment, and repair using a latissimus dorsi muscle flap were not effective. Consequently we placed a modified Dumon stent in the carina, which effectively closed the stump...
  39. ncbi Endovascular stent-graft repair of a pulmonary artery-bronchial fistula
    Brian D Davison
    Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:929-32. 2003
    ..The patient was successfully treated with endovascular placement of a covered stent...
  40. ncbi Are bronchoscopic approaches to post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula an effective alternative to repeat thoracotomy?
    Douglas West
    The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Level 9, The Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NT, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:547-50. 2007
    ..Bronchoscopic treatment has so far only been reported in small case series but may offer further treatment options in patients too unwell to undergo re-thoracotomy...
  41. ncbi Late postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    K Athanassiadi
    1st Department of Thoracic Surgery, General Hospital for Chest Diseases SOTIRIA, Athens, Greece
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:298-301. 2004
    ..However, the development of late PBPF is a serious complication characterized by high morbidity and mortality. We present our modest experience in treating 11 patients with late PBPF using the transsternal transpericardial approach...
  42. ncbi A novel approach: treatment of bronchial stump fistula with a plugged, bullet-shaped, angled stent
    Xinwei Han
    Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zheng Zhou, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1867-71. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the initial clinical efficacy of a plugged, bullet-shaped, angled stent for managing bronchial stump fistula...
  43. ncbi [V.A.C.-treatment: a new approach to the management of septic complications in thoracic surgery]
    V Matzi
    Klinische Abteilung für Thorax und Hyperbare Chirurgie, Universitatsklinik fur Chirurgie, Medizinische Universitat Graz, Osterreich
    Zentralbl Chir 131:S139-40. 2006
  44. ncbi Incidence and management of complications after neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
    Isabelle Opitz
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:579-84. 2006
    ..To investigate the incidence and management of postoperative complications after neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma...
  45. ncbi eComment: Routine or selective reinforcement of bronchial stump after pneumonectomy?
    Efstratios Apostolakis
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Patras, 22500 Rion Patras, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:625. 2008
  46. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula treated with a covered wallstent
    Nicola C Jones
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:364-6. 2006
    ..We report the successful treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after right pneumonectomy for lung cancer, using a covered esophageal stent...
  47. ncbi [Surgical prophylactics of bronchopleural fistulas after lung resection and pneumonectomies]
    D A Chichevatov
    Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 163:125-7. 2004
  48. doi eComment: Pedicled pericardial flap for prevention of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula. A safe alternative
    Nikolaos Barbetakis
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Theagenio Cancer Hospital, A Simeonidi 2, Thessaloniki 55535, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:642. 2008
  49. ncbi Resistance to pressure of the stump after mechanical stapling or manual suture. An experimental study on sheep main bronchus
    Corinna Ludwig
    Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Abt Thoraxchirurgie, Freiburg 79106, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:693-6. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the resistance to pressure of a bronchial stump depending upon the closure technique (manual vs. mechanical) used in sheep 14 days after pneumonectomy...
  50. ncbi Postoperative ischemic change in bronchial stumps after primary lung cancer resection
    Yukitoshi Satoh
    Department of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3 10 6 Ariake, Koto ku, Tokyo 135 8550, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:172-6. 2006
    ..We have reviewed our experience with ischemic changes in bronchial stumps, some of which resulted in BPFs (we term this postoperative ischemic bronchitis (POIB)) and studied predisposing factors...
  51. ncbi Preoperative serum fibrinogen level predicts postoperative pulmonary complications after lung cancer resection
    Suk Won Song
    Cancer Biostatistics Branch, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1974-81. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing lung cancer resection and to determine the effect of PPCs on survival...
  52. ncbi Early detection of occult bronchopleural fistula after routine standard pneumonectomy
    P Misthos
    Thoracic Surgical Department, SOTIRIA General Hospital for Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:264-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to define symptoms and signs for early diagnosis of occult bronchopleural fistula (OBPF) after routine pneumonectomy...
  53. ncbi [Omentoplasty as a part of complex management of postpneumonectomy empyema with large bronchopleural fistula]
    J Belak
    II chirurgická klinika UPJS LF, FN L Pasteura Kosice, Slovenska republika
    Rozhl Chir 86:614-7. 2007
    ....
  54. ncbi A completion sleeve bilobectomy for nonstump postlobectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Abdel Mohsen Hamad
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:2112-4. 2008
    We present a novel approach for treatment of nonstump postlobectomy bronchial fistula. Our patient had right lower lobectomy for T3 N2 M0 adenocarcinoma...
  55. ncbi Interventional closure of postpneumonectomy bronchial pleural fistula with a self-expandable double umbrella-shaped occluder knitted with nitinol shape memory alloy
    Jianhua Zhang
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:531-3. 2007
  56. ncbi The posterior membranous flap technique for bronchial closure after pneumonectomy
    John Kakadellis
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, G Hatzikosta General Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:638-41. 2008
    ..This bronchial closure technique offers a safe method of prevention of bronchopleural fistula...
  57. ncbi Bronchial stump dehiscence: update on prevention and management
    Moishe Liberman
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:366-73. 2007
    ..Etiology, risk factors, diagnosis and prevention, as well as current treatment options with an emphasis on surgical repair with muscle flaps are reviewed and discussed...
  58. doi Complications of extrapleural pneumonectomy
    Lambros Zellos
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:355-9. 2007
    ..We have drawn upon our single-institution experience to describe the most common source of morbidity following EPP and to offer successful interventions...
  59. ncbi Sleeve pneumonectomy for lung cancer--survival and complications (single-center experience with 42 patients)
    D Subotich
    Institute for Lung Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    Acta Chir Belg 107:515-22. 2007
    ..Sleeve pneumonectomy is challenging both from the technical and oncological standpoint. The benefit of induction treatment is still under investigation...
  60. ncbi Carinaplasty airway closure: a technique for right pneumonectomy
    Kenneth A Kesler
    Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Division, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1178-85; discussion 1185-6. 2008
    ..We reviewed our initial experience with a novel "carinaplasty" airway closure technique aimed at reducing the risks of bronchopleural fistula...
  61. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula repair during Clagett closure utilizing a collagen matrix plug
    Subroto Paul
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1519-21. 2007
    ..This case report illustrates the utility of collagen plugs to close bronchopleural fistulas...
  62. ncbi A safe and effective method for an immediate bronchopleural fistula repair
    D Galetta
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Chir 62:137-9. 2007
    ....
  63. ncbi Free rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap for chronic postoperative empyema
    Lei Jiang
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai Tongji University, Shanghai, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:2147-9. 2008
    ..Free rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap transplantation is safe and effective in the management of chronic postoperative empyema with bronchopleural fistula...
  64. ncbi Pneumonectomy after high-dose radiation and concurrent chemotherapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Benedict D T Daly
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:227-31. 2006
    ..Additionally, the safety of right pneumonectomy after induction therapy has been questioned. The feasibility of pneumonectomy after high-dose radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy is reviewed...
  65. ncbi Do expandable metallic airway stents have a role in the management of patients with benign tracheobronchial disease?
    Brendan P Madden
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:274-8. 2006
    ..Although these devices have an important role in malignant disease their usefulness in benign large airway disorders is less defined...
  66. ncbi Postpneumonectomy empyema: results after the Clagett procedure
    Salman Zaheer
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:279-86; discussion 286-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze our experience with the management of patients with postpneumonectomy empyema treated by the Clagett procedure...
  67. ncbi Predictors of successful closure of open window thoracostomy for postpneumonectomy empyema
    Fabio Massera
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, E Morelli Regional Hospital, Sondalo, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:288-92. 2006
    ..Although the open window thoracostomy (OWT) represents the ideal method for drainage of postpneumonectomy empyema (PPE), several controversies exist concerning its closure...
  68. ncbi Bronchoscopic treatment of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula with a collagen screw plug
    Hiroyuki Tao
    Department of Bioartificial Organs, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:99-104. 2006
    ..We have designed a novel procedure for bronchoscopic occlusion of the fistula with a collagen screw plug and assessed its feasibility in an experimental animal model...
  69. ncbi Early surgical results after pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer are not affected by preoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy
    Tomas Gudbjartsson
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:376-82. 2008
    ..Patients who underwent pneumonectomy for NSCLC were evaluated for effect of neoadjuvant treatment on mortality and morbidity, especially bronchopleural fistula...
  70. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula treatment with use of a bronchial stent-graft occluder
    Ki Hong Kim
    Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, Seoul 120 752, Republic of Korea
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 17:1539-43. 2006
    ..The BPFs were successfully occluded without complications, and the stent-graft occluders remained stable in position for 1 year and 6 months of follow-up, respectively...
  71. ncbi Analysis of risk factors for postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistulas in patients with lung cancer
    Shuji Haraguchi
    Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School Musashi Kosugi Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Nippon Med Sch 73:314-9. 2006
    ..Bronchopleural fistula is a potentially fatal complication of pulmonary resections, especially pneumonectomy...
  72. ncbi Endobronchial closure of postoperative bronchopleural fistula using vascular occluding coils and n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate
    Toshiki Hirata
    Department of Respirology, Kishiwada City Hospital, Kishiwada City, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:2174-6. 2002
    ..Finally, the bronchopleural fistula was successfully treated by endobronchial closure using vascular occluding coils and n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl)...
  73. ncbi Intraoperative solumedrol helps prevent postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1029-33; discussion 1033-5. 2003
    ..We theorized that an intraoperative dose of intravenous steroids (as a prophylactic measure to reduce pulmonary injury to the remaining lung) just before pulmonary artery ligation might decrease this problem...
  74. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula in the surgery of non-small cell lung cancer: incidence, risk factors, and management
    H Sirbu
    Klinik fur Thorax, Herz- und Gefabchirurgie, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen, Robert Koch Strabe 40, D-37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 7:330-6. 2001
    ..Endoscopic treatment is reserved only for small fistulas associated with poor general condition...
  75. ncbi Endobronchial neodymium:yttrium-aluminum garnet laser for noninvasive closure of small proximal bronchopleural fistula after lung resection
    Masanobu Kiriyama
    Department of Surgery II, Nagoya City University Medical School, Mizuho, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:945-8; discussion 948-9. 2002
    ..Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a serious complication of lung resection. The management of persistent BPF is one of the most complex challenges encountered by thoracic surgeons...
  76. ncbi Delayed closure of persistent postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Dale K Mueller
    Illinois Cardiac Surgery Associates and University of Illinois College of Medicine at OSF St Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL 61603, USA
    Chest 121:1703-4. 2002
    ..He underwent primary closure of the bronchopleural fistula with latissimus dorsi muscle flap coverage after antibiotic therapy for right lower lobe pneumonia...
  77. ncbi Risk factors for bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy: stump size does matter
    P H Hollaus
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 51:162-6. 2003
    ..Side- and sex-related differences were analysed to explain the occurrence of bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after pneumonectomy on the right-hand side in men...
  78. ncbi An unusual case of pneumorrhachis following resection of lung carcinoma
    Ross L Ristagno
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Chest 121:1712-4. 2002
    ..Following a sudden resolution of subcutaneous emphysema, an epidural air collection developed. Spontaneous pneumorrhachis is a previously unreported late complication after surgical or radiation therapy for lung carcinoma...
  79. ncbi Transparasternal transpericardial operation in the treatment of chronic empyema with bronchopleural fistula
    Keisuke Morimoto
    Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Surgery, Tottori Prefectural Central Hospital, 730 Ezu, Tottori 680 0901, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:246-8. 2002
    ..This approach is safe and effective in great vessel and bronchus dissection and applicable to cases of persistent chronic empyema such as our...
  80. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula prevention after major pulmonary resection for primary lung cancer
    R Bazzocchi
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22:160. 2002
  81. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy
    H Javadpour
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 172:13-5. 2003
    ..Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is an infrequent but life-threatening complication after lung resection. The incidence of BPF reported in the literature varies between 0 and 15%...
  82. ncbi Simultaneous bronchopleural and esophagopleural fistulas after pneumonectomy
    Walid Trigui
    Service de Chirurgie Thoracique, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:923-4. 2002
    ..Endoscopic examination performed 1 month after surgery showed complete closure of both fistulas and 9 months after surgery the patient was eating and gaining weight. The patient's death was due to aspiration pneumonia of another origin...
  83. ncbi Closure of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula by means of single, perforator-based, latissimus dorsi muscle flap
    Edmund C K Chan
    Divisions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1235-6. 2002
  84. ncbi A favorable way to close the bronchus in pneumonectomy
    Arpad Peterffy
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1070. 2003
  85. ncbi [Occlusion of a post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula using the Dumon stent]
    R Pospisil
    Chirurgická klinika 2 LF UK a FN Motol, Praha
    Rozhl Chir 80:339-42. 2001
    ..At the same time, based on assembled experience, the authors draw attention to the possible use of a stent...
  86. ncbi Endoscopic closure of bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy by submucosal injection of polidocanol
    Ryuzo Kanno
    Department of Surgery 1, Fukushima Medical University, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima 960 1295, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:30-3. 2002
    ..The sclerotherapy and application of cyanoacrylate are not only technically easy, but also very effective for treatment of bronchopleural fistula. Sclerotherapy and cyanoacrylate may be advocated as a first therapeutic step...
  87. ncbi Closure of large intrathoracic airway defects using extrathoracic muscle flaps
    Antoine J H Meyer
    Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:397-404; discussion 405. 2004
    ....
  88. ncbi Pneumonectomy for nontuberculous mycobacterial infections
    Yuji Shiraishi
    Section of Chest Surgery, Fukujuji Hospital, 3 1 24 Matsuyama, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8522, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:399-403. 2004
    ..However, this procedure carries high morbidity. We report on our experience in using pneumonectomy for treating patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial infections...
  89. ncbi Thoracoscopic management of postpneumonectomy empyema
    Dominique Gossot
    Thoracic Department, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:273-6. 2004
    ..Aggressive surgical treatments are usually applied. However, a minimally invasive approach might achieve satisfactory results in selected patients...
  90. ncbi Management of postpneumonectomy empyema and bronchopleural fistula
    C Deschamps
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905 USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 13:13-9. 2001
    ..Excellent results can be obtained in more than 80% of patients by using the Clagett procedure and intrathoracic muscle transposition when a BPF is present...
  91. ncbi Management of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural-cutaneous fistula with a single free flap
    Joseph A Molnar
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1075, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 48:88-91. 2002
    ..Surgical technique including anastomosis to the innominate vein is described...
  92. ncbi [Bronchiectasis with bronchopleural fistula]
    H Heyenga
    Rangauklinik Ansbach,
    Pneumologie 46:487-90. 1992
    ..Due to the bronchopleural fistula in the middle lobe we decided to perform an operation despite left-sided bronchiectases and in spite of the obstructive airways disease...
  93. ncbi Radiographic and CT findings in complications following pulmonary resection
    Eun A Kim
    Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon Dong, Kangnam Ku, Seoul 135 710, Korea
    Radiographics 22:67-86. 2002
    ..Therefore, knowledge of the diverse radiologic appearances of these complications as well as familiarity with the clinical settings in which specific complications are likely to occur are vital for prompt, effective treatment...
  94. ncbi Transsternal transpericardial closure of a postlobectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Yael Refaely
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:635-6. 2002
    ..The patient had undergone four different surgical procedures to correct his bronchopleural fistula during an interval of seven years. Finally, he had a successful closure of the fistula using the transsternal transpericardial approach...
  95. ncbi Pneumonectomy: historical perspective and prospective insight
    Pierre Antoine Fuentes
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ste Marguerite Hospital CHU Sud, 270 Bd Ste Marguerite, 13274 Marseille Cedex 9, France
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:439-45. 2003
  96. ncbi Current indications and results for thoracoplasty and intrathoracic muscle transposition
    Athanase Krassas
    Thoracic Surgery Department, Georges Pompidou European Hospital and Paris Descartes University, 20 40 rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:1215-20. 2010
    ..Our purpose is to retrospectively study the remaining indications and the evolving modifications of this ancient technique in our current surgical practice...
  97. ncbi [Antibiotic and antiseptic prophylaxis in thoracic surgery. Controlled study]
    J F Regnard
    Service de Chirurgie Thoracique et Vasculaire, Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis Robinson
    Pathol Biol (Paris) 37:477-80. 1989
    ..in the overall infection rate was observed between the 2 groups, there were 9 empyemas (5 of those with bronchial fistula) in group I and 3 empyemas (2 of those with bronchial fistula) in group II...
  98. ncbi Modified technique for thoracomyoplasty after posterolateral thoracotomy
    W Schreiner
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 58:98-101. 2010
    ....
  99. ncbi Management of cystic echinococcosis complications and dissemination: where is the evidence?
    Chadli Dziri
    General Surgery B, Hopital Charles Nicolle, Bd 9 avril 1938, 1006, Tunis, Tunisia
    World J Surg 33:1266-73. 2009
    ..Cystic echinococcosis of the lung: Surgery is still the main therapeutic option to remove the cyst, suture bronchial fistula if necessary, followed by capitonnage. Osseous cystic echinococcosis: Wide surgical excision is recommended...
  100. ncbi Endovascular management of pseudo-aneurysms after previous surgical repair of congenital aortic coarctation
    Bertrand Marcheix
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute, 5000 Belanger Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:1004-7. 2007
    ..We report our experience of endovascular management of pseudo-aneurysms after previous surgical repair of congenital aortic coarctation...
  101. ncbi Close relationship between the bronchi and pulmonary veins: implications for the prevention of atriobronchial fistula after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Mei Han Wu
    Division of Cardiology Radiology, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1056-9. 2007
    Atrio-bronchial fistula (ABF) can be a rare but potentially lethal complication following the catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF)...

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  1. SURFACTANT AND TUBERCULOSIS PATHOGENESIS
    J Ferguson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..tb and the host, and for the principal investigator to become an accomplished independent biomedical investigator. ..
  2. MODULATION OF OXIDANT INJURY BY FGF-10
    Daya Upadhyay; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..My proposed work will enable me to understand the molecular and biological basis of the pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary fibrosis. ..
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