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fistula broncopleural

Hisanori Kani, Masaaki Sano
A 60-year-old man was performed right middle and lower bilobectomy. High fever was observed on the 17th postoperative day and the patient was diagnosed as having empyema with bronchopleural fistula(BPF). Chest tube drainage and antibiotics were started followed by open window thoracotomy on the 61st postoperative day. The repetition of closing package procedure was done daily or every other day. BPF was successfully covered by good granulation and was healed 6 months after open thoracotomy. The empyema cavity gradually decreased in size, and was completely epithelized 1 year after fenestration...
July 2015: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Mustafa Imamoğlu, Ali Cay, Polat Koşucu, Oğuzhan Ozdemir, Umit Cobanoğlu, Fazil Orhan, Ahmet Akyol, Haluk Sarihan
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine the natural course and select appropriate therapy for pneumatocele (PC) in children with postpneumonic empyema. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records of 134 children treated for postpneumonic empyema between October 1997 and June 2003 were reviewed retrospectively, and 58 (43%) of them were found to have PC. Their chest x-rays and computed tomography scans as well as patient profiles were evaluated to assess the size, location, course, and complications...
July 2005: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
M Monaco, M Barone, P Barresi, A Carditello, B Mondello, V Mulè, G De Leo, R Pavia
Since the begin of the century, the surgery for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis showed an important evolution. The procedure has proved to be useful in the 20% of patients. It appears that the percentage is drug-resistant or complicated. The authors describe their experience in the years from 1992 to 1997 and, in accordance with the literature in this field, outline the good prognosis to 5 years, with a percentage of 90-96% of non-infected patients. Very important is the time of surgical intervention, the compliance of the medical treatment in the previous 6 months, excepting in the emergency, and the perfect obliteration of pleural cavity to avoid next reinfection and the development of broncopleural fistulas...
August 2000: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
S Altobelli, T Iarussi, R Sacco, V Beltrami
Pneumonectomy for benign disease of the lung is a rather infrequent intervention. A retrospective study based on 1900 pulmonary resections performed in our institute up to 1998, identified a total of 15 patients submitted to pneumonectomy for non-neoplastic disease. Indications were chronic infections in 11 cases, congenital malformations in 2 cases, left primary bronchial stenosis caused by closed thoracic trauma one in case and gunshot wound in one case. Access to the lung was obtained in all cases by a classic postero-lateral thoracotomy: intra-pericardial ligature was required in five cases and in one patient an extrapleural pneumonectomy was performed...
September 1999: Chirurgia Italiana
C J Langer, W J Curran, S M Keller, R Catalano, W Fowler, K Blankstein, S Litwin, P Bagchi, S Nash, R Comis
PURPOSE: To assess the response rate, median and long-term survival of patients (pts) with locally advanced, initially inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated on a phase II study of radical thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) and concurrent radiosensitizing chemotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 3/87 to 7/90, 41 previously untreated patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer, 24 with bulky clinical Stage IIIA, and 17 with IIIB disease, received concurrent thoracic radiotherapy (60 Gy/2...
June 15, 1993: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
C Caironi, S Re, R Guidi
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July 1980: Panminerva Medica
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