A Novel Technique to Treat Air Leak Following Lobectomy: Intrapleural Infusion of Plasma.

@article{Konstantinou2016ANT,
  title={A Novel Technique to Treat Air Leak Following Lobectomy: Intrapleural Infusion of Plasma.},
  author={Froso Konstantinou and Konstantinos Potaris and Konstantinos Syrigos and Panteleimon Tsipas and Grigorios Karagkiouzis and M. Kritsepi Konstantinou},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={
          1258-64
        }
}
BACKGROUND Persistent air leak following pulmonary lobectomy can be very difficult to treat and results in prolonged hospitalization. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a new method of postoperative air leak management using intrapleurally infused fresh frozen plasma via the chest tube. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between June 2008 and June 2014, we retrospectively reviewed 98 consecutive patients who underwent lobectomy for lung cancer and postoperatively developed persistent air leak treated with… CONTINUE READING

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