Sleeve resection for postlobectomy stump fistulas: a case report


Toker A., Tanju S. , Dilege S.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.20, no.1, pp.164-165, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/gkdc.dergisi.2012.033
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.164-165

Abstract

In this article, we present three cases who had postresectional bronchial stump fistulas after resection for lung cancer. Two cases had right upper lobectomy and one case had a right upper double (bronchial and vascular) sleeve bilobectomy operation. Two cases underwent sleeve resections of the right main bronchus, while one patient underwent resection of the carina for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula. Sleeve resection may be an alternative treatment method for bronchopleural stump fistulas that develop after lung cancer resection.