The development of bronchopleural fistula in lung cancer patients after major surgery: 31 years of experience with 19 cases.

@article{Uramoto2011TheDO,
  title={The development of bronchopleural fistula in lung cancer patients after major surgery: 31 years of experience with 19 cases.},
  author={Hidetaka Uramoto and Takeshi Hanagiri},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          619-24
        }
}
AIM The development of a bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after lung resection is a life-threatening complication, and thoracic surgeons should always consider the risk of BPF in their patients. We herein describe our experiences with BPF after major lung resection and describe the results of our management of the cases seen during the past 31 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between August 1979 and May 2010, 19 patients (1.3%) who underwent lung tumor resection developed a BPF. Their clinical records… CONTINUE READING

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