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Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology:
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000034
Brief Reports

Closure of Chronic Bronchopleural Fistula Using Atrial Septal Occluder Device

Marwah, Vikas MD (Resp Med); Rajput, Ashok Kumar MD (Med), MD (RespMed), DNB; Madan, Heman DM (Cardiology), MD (Med); Garg, Yadvir MD (Resp Med)

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Abstract

Chronic persistent bronchopleural fistulae (BPF) are challenging management problems. The management of BPF includes various surgical and medical procedures and of great value is the use of bronchoscopy and different devices. In high-risk surgical patients, bronchoscopic procedures serve as a temporary bridge until the patient’s clinical condition improves, whereas in other patients bronchoscopic procedures may be the only option. We present a case of postoperative chronic BPF closed by a less invasive interventional bronchoscopic procedure using an atrial septal occluder device.

Copyright © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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