THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRONCHOPLEURAL FISTULA

Authors

  • Rita Costa Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto, Portugal
  • João Maciel Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central-Hospital Santa Marta, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Pedro Fernandes Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Paulo Pinho Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.175

Abstract

A 66-year-old male with an aspergiloma in the upper left lobe was submitted to a wedge resection in December 2019. Pneumostasis was performed using biological glue and afterward the test of submersion in water showed no significant alveolopleural leak. In the immediate postoperative period, the patient presented an expanded lung parenchyma and moderate alveolopleural leakage that gradually decreased. A month later the patient was readmitted in intensive care unit with an acute respiratory distress after a sudden episode of coughing with abundant and purulent sputum and significant increase in alveolopleural leakage. Intraoperatively it was found that the pulmonary parenchyma covering the segmental bronchi was necrotic.

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Published

02-07-2021

How to Cite

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Costa R, Maciel J, Fernandes P, Pinho P. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRONCHOPLEURAL FISTULA. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 Jul. 2 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];28(2):73. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/175

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Images in Surgery

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