Reinforcement bronchial stump increases early mechanical integrity: an ex-vivo experimental study.


OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of different bronchial suture techniques, with and without tissue reinforcement, on the resistance to pressure of the bronchial stump. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-four tracheo-bronchial trees obtained from the local slaughterhouse were prepared for manual closure. After right pneumonectomy… (More)


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