Endobronchial valve placement for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula: a review of the current literature.

@article{Giddings2014EndobronchialVP,
  title={Endobronchial valve placement for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula: a review of the current literature.},
  author={Olivia Giddings and Judit Kuhn and Jason A. Akulian},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={347-51}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Bronchopleural fistula is a cause of increased morbidity and mortality. Patients who develop bronchopleural fistula after lung resection or spontaneous pneumothorax often have multiple co-morbidities making them poor candidates for repeated surgical intervention. Previous nonsurgical treatments for bronchopleural fistula have had limited… CONTINUE READING