The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula

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We report the successful management of a bronchopleural fistula with bronchial stent placement combined with irrigation of the empyema cavity. A bronchopleural fistula occurred in a 67-year-old man after a right upper lobectomy for lung cancer. Resuturing of the bronchial stump plus omental wrapping and subsequent closure of the open stump with a pedicled flap of intercostal muscle were not effective. Consequently, we placed a Dumon stent in the right main bronchus to close the stump. © 2001 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Watanabe, S. ichi, Shimokawa, S., Yotsumoto, G., & Sakasegawa, K. ichi. (2001). The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 72(1), 276–278. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(00)02533-9

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