Closure of a bronchopleural fistula using bronchoscopic placement of an endobronchial valve designed for the treatment of emphysema.

@article{Ferguson2006ClosureOA,
  title={Closure of a bronchopleural fistula using bronchoscopic placement of an endobronchial valve designed for the treatment of emphysema.},
  author={John Scott Ferguson and Kimberly Sprenger and Timothy L. Van Natta},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2006},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={
          479-81
        }
}
Pneumothoraces are sometimes complicated by a persistent air leak or bronchopleural fistula requiring prolonged chest tube drainage. Non-surgical treatment of persistent bronchopleural fistulas is often performed in patients who are poor surgical candidates, but the ideal method of closure is not known. Here we report closure of a persistent distal bronchopleural fistula using a one-way endobronchial valve designed for the treatment of emphysema. 
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