A simple method of bronchial occlusion with silicone spigots (Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot; EWS®) using a curette

@inproceedings{Morikawa2016ASM,
  title={A simple method of bronchial occlusion with silicone spigots
(Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot; EWS®) using a curette},
  author={Sayako Morikawa and Takuya Okamura and Tomoyuki Minezawa and Yasuhiro Goto and Masamichi Hayashi and Teppei Yamaguchi and Sumito Isogai and Yuki Mieno and Naoki Yamamoto and Sakurako Uozu and Toru Nakanishi and Mitsushi Okazawa and Kazuyoshi Imaizumi},
  booktitle={Therapeutic advances in respiratory disease},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Bronchial occlusion with an Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot (EWS) has been shown to be useful in managing prolonged bronchopleural fistulas and intractable hemoptysis. EWS bronchial occlusion using a curette is less technically demanding. This retrospective study evaluated the clinical utility and simplicity of this method. METHODS A total of 18… CONTINUE READING