Endobronchial valve and vacuum-assisted closure treatment for a complicated air leak problem after cardiac surgery


Duman S.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.24, ss.589-591, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12211
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.589-591

Özet

In this article, we report a 57-year-old male patient who developed mediastinitis due to massive air leak after coronary bypass surgery and deteriorated with endobronchial valve application. The patient underwent a long and complicated treatment process with open drainage and vacuum-assisted closure applications and recovered. Although endobronchial valve applications are efficient in the treatment of prolonged air leak, we recommend considering open drainage and vacuum-assisted closure if infectious complications occur.