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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17

Herniation of Packing Material into a Bronchopleural Fistula after Right Pneumonectomy and Clagett Window


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

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Dr. Iclal Ocak
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Radiology Suite 200 East Wing, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_70_17

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Diagnosis of a bronchopleural fistula (BPF) can be challenging in patients after pneumonectomy and Clagett window. Herein, we present a case of pneumonectomy for advanced lung cancer complicated by a BPF. Herniation of packing material from the open-chest cavity into the fistula and airways on computed tomography was an important clue to making the diagnosis.


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