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Successful closure of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistulae by latissimus dorsi island flap and closed-chest irrigation

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Published in Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. 2000, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 92-4
Abstract Bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy is a dreaded complication, because of its high morbidity and mortality. We describe a successful technique using closed-chest irrigation of the pleural cavity continued with transposition of a latissimus dorsi island flap.
Keywords AgedAnti-Infective Agents, Local/therapeutic useBronchial Fistula/epidemiology/etiology/therapyHumansIncidenceMiddle AgedMuscle, Skeletal/transplantationPleuraPleural Diseases/epidemiology/etiology/therapyPneumonectomy/adverse effectsPovidone-Iodine/therapeutic useRecurrenceRetrospective StudiesSuctionSurgical FlapsTherapeutic Irrigation/methodsTreatment Outcome
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PMID: 10816069
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Research groups Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire (105)
Dysfonctions cardio-pulmonaires et cérébrales (278)
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SPILIOPOULOS, Anastase et al. Successful closure of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistulae by latissimus dorsi island flap and closed-chest irrigation. In: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, 2000, vol. 34, n° 1, p. 92-4. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55618

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