We describe a 65-year-old man who was treated for an empyema after a right middle and lower lobectomy for adenocarcinoma with a Clagett procedure who subsequently had a bronchopleural fistula develop. After adequate debridement of the cavity through dressing changes, the right bronchus intermedius bronchopleural fistula was closed using a collagen porcine plug (Surgisis anal fistula plug [Cook Medical Inc, Bloomington, IN]) placed through the cavity into the fistula along with the placement of omentum into the cavity. This case report illustrates the utility of collagen plugs to close bronchopleural fistulas. © 2007 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Paul, S., Talbot, S. G., Carty, M., Orgill, D. P., & Zellos, L. (2007). Bronchopleural Fistula Repair During Clagett Closure Utilizing a Collagen Matrix Plug. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 83(4), 1519–1521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.10.017