Bronchopleural fistula (BPF), one of the potentially fatal complications after pulmonary resection, remains a therapeutic challenge. We present a case of postpneumonectomy BPF successfully managed with a silicone-covered bronchial occlusion stent. The BPF was successfully occluded without complications, and there was no stent migration or any other problem seen at the 1-year follow-up. This novel technique can be an effective option for the treatment of postoperative BPF.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine