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Broncho pleura fistula

Gabriele Rocca, Enrico Pizzorno, Luca Tajana, Antonio Osculati, Francesco Ventura
Medical thoracoscopy (or pleuroscopy) is a valuable diagnostic tool in patients with pleural pathology, being minimally invasive, inexpensive and relatively easy to learn. Complications may occur, depending on the complexity of the case, and mainly include broncho-pleural fistulas, chest infections, arrhythmia, severe hemorrhage due to blood vessel injury, and air or gas embolism. Death is very rare. The present report describes the peculiar case of a 72-year-old woman affected by a pleural empyema who suddenly and unexpectedly died during medical thoracoscopy...
January 2014: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Thomas Pasley, Peter N Ruygrok, Nicolas Kang, Mark O'Carroll, John Kolbe, David Morrice
Broncho-pleural fistulae (BPF) are recognised as a rare complication following pneumonectomy. We describe a patient, who after failing conservative treatment, underwent closure of a persistent fistula with an atrial septal defect (ASD) occluder. Additionally we review the literature regarding management of BPF and the emerging role of cardiac defect closure devices as a possible treatment option.
March 2014: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Yang Shentu, Zhengping Ding, Yunzhong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Some of the locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) need different trachea-bronchoplasty operative styles in order to make the widest possible to resect the tumor and remain normal pulmonary function. The aim of this study is to explore the surgical problem during trachea-bronchoplasty operation. METHODS: There were 2206 patients with NSCLC underwent surgical treatment from January 2003 to June 2005 in this hospital. Of the 2206 cases, 100 patients accepted the trachea-bronchoplasty, whose clinic data were analyzed...
April 20, 2006: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Delphine Sophie Trousse, Jean-Philippe Avaro, Xavier Benoit D'Journo, Christophe Doddoli, Philippe Astoul, Roger Giudicelli, Pierre A Fuentes, Pascal Alexandre Thomas
OBJECTIVE: To report on the experience with radical surgery, with emphasis on the long-term outcome, for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) at a single institution. METHODS: From our prospective database over a 17-year period, we reviewed 83 consecutive patients undergoing radical surgery for MPM in a multimodality programme. The long-term overall survival was analysed using the Kaplan-Meier method. RESULTS: A total of 83 patients (65 males, median age: 60 years) underwent an extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) with a curative intent...
October 2009: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
C Jayle, P Corbi
INTRODUCTION: Surgical pulmonary resection remains the most effective treatment of non-small cell lung cancer which is its principal indication. Peri-operative mortality remains fairly high and is associated with post operative complications. BACKGROUND: Complications can involve all the thoracic organs: lung, pleura, bronchi and chest wall and also the heart, blood vessels, nervous system and digestive tract. Individually, but often in combination, these complications can lead to post-operative respiratory failure which has a poor prognosis...
October 2007: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
G Ferrante, M Gentile, S G Griffo, G Fraioli, D Liberti
Broncho-oesophageal fistulae are rare lesions and may be benign or malignant. The articles in medical literature generally concern one case of BEF, and rarely more cases. The term "benign" is debatable, considering the severity of this disease in view of the aetiology and the bronchopulmonary complications. The aetiology in the past was connected to tuberculosis or toxoplasmosis, now to bacterial, viral or fungal infections. The Authors report three acquired cases and one congenital. They confirm the importance of anamnesis, symptomatology and oesophagography for diagnosis and CT scan for detection of pulmonary lesions...
August 2003: Minerva Chirurgica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1962: Gruźlica: Organ Polskiego Zwiazku Przeciwgruźliczego
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1954: British Journal of Anaesthesia
S M Shamsuzzaman, Y Hashiguchi
Pleuropulmonary amebiasis is the common and pericardial amebiasis the rare form of thoracic amebiasis. Low socioeconomic conditions, malnutrition, chronic alcoholism, and ASD with left to right shunt are contributing factors to the development of pulmonary amebiasis. Although no age is exempt, it commonly occurs in patients aged 20 to 40 years, with an adult male to female ratio of 10:1. Children rarely develop thoracic amebiasis: when it does occur there is an equal sex distribution. The infection usually spreads to the lungs by extension of an amebic liver abscess...
June 2002: Clinics in Chest Medicine
R Jancovici, F Pons, J Conan, F Natali, F Vaylet
Since the team at the Laennec hospital first performed an extra-pleural thoracoscopy in 1990, a certain number of thoracic surgery units have started using this new technique. Video-assisted thoracoscopy is an absolutely revolutionary technique allowing an intrapleural approach to the mediastinum and to the pulmonary parenchyma without a thoracotomy. It requires a sophisticated technical set up including a video camera, direct or angular optics, and a video screen. The patient is placed in the same position as for a thoracotomy...
1994: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
D Weissberg
The use of pleuroscopy in empyema has not been reported before. I performed this procedure in 19 empyema patients. In 7, empyema was found incidentally, while pleuroscopy was done for a variety of other indications. Twelve others had known empyema that did not respond to treatment with drainage and antibiotics. In these patients pleuroscopy was carried out in order to determine lung expansibility, to search for factors possibly responsible for therapy failure, and to aid treatment. Useful information was obtained in every patient...
1981: Le Poumon et le Coeur
R Bachand, G Cousineau
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January 1977: L'unión Médicale du Canada
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