Bronchopleural Fistula Treated With a Silicone-Covered Bronchial Occlusion Stent

Eun Young Chae, Ji Hoon Shin, Ho Young Song, Jin Hyoung Kim, Tae Sun Shim, Dong Kwan Kim

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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