Autologous blood patch pleurodesis in the management of prolonged air leak.

@article{Ozpolat2010AutologousBP,
  title={Autologous blood patch pleurodesis in the management of prolonged air leak.},
  author={Berkant Ozpolat},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={
          52-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Prolonged air leak is a common problem for thoracic surgeons. In this study, the efficacy of autologous blood patch pleurodesis for prolonged air leak in spontaneous pneumothorax and secondary to pulmonary hydatid cyst operations was evaluated. METHODS Between 1997 and 2007, autologous blood patch pleurodesis was used to treat prolonged air leak in 24 patients. Prolonged air leak was due to spontaneous pneumothorax in 17 patients and secondary to pulmonary hydatid cyst operation in… CONTINUE READING
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