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Case report


Herniation of Packing Material into a Bronchopleural Fistula after Right Pneumonectomy and Clagett Window.

Iclal OcakGideon BollinoDiane Strollo
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Date of Submission: 01-Oct-2017, Date of Acceptance: 03-Dec-2017, Date of Web Publication: 18-Apr-2018.
Corresponding Author:
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Iclal Ocak

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Radiology Suite 200 East Wing, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
E-mail: ocaki@upmc.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Iclal Ocak

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Radiology Suite 200 East Wing, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
E-mail: ocaki@upmc.edu

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_70_17 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Diagnosis of a bronchopleural fistula (BPF) can be challenging in patients after pneumonectomy and Clagett window. Herein, we present a case of pneumonectomy for advanced lung cancer complicated by a BPF. Herniation of packing material from the open-chest cavity into the fistula and airways on computed tomography was an important clue to making the diagnosis.
Keywords: Bronchopleural fistula, clagett, pneumonectomy

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