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Vol 88, No 1 (2020)
Case report
Published online: 2020-02-20
Submitted: 2019-10-05
Accepted: 2019-12-01
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Treatment of persistent air leak with endobronchial valves

Fransien Van Hende, Kris Carron
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0075
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Pubmed: 32153005
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Adv Respir Med 2020;88(1):28-30.

open access

Vol 88, No 1 (2020)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2020-02-20
Submitted: 2019-10-05
Accepted: 2019-12-01

Abstract

Persistent pulmonary air leaks are usually treated conservatively with prolonged thoracostomy tube drainage. In case this approach fails, surgical revision used to be the only option. This case report describes the successful treatment of a 66-year old patient who developped a pulmonary air leak after cardiothoracic surgery that persisted despite attempted surgical repair and talc pleurodesis. The treatment was successfully completed with endobronchial valves thereby demonstrating that treatment with endobronchial valves doesn’t only represent an alternative to surgery, but that it can also be successful in case surgical intervention fails.

Abstract

Persistent pulmonary air leaks are usually treated conservatively with prolonged thoracostomy tube drainage. In case this approach fails, surgical revision used to be the only option. This case report describes the successful treatment of a 66-year old patient who developped a pulmonary air leak after cardiothoracic surgery that persisted despite attempted surgical repair and talc pleurodesis. The treatment was successfully completed with endobronchial valves thereby demonstrating that treatment with endobronchial valves doesn’t only represent an alternative to surgery, but that it can also be successful in case surgical intervention fails.

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Keywords

pulmonary air leak, endobronchial valve

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Title

Treatment of persistent air leak with endobronchial valves

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 88, No 1 (2020)

Article type

Case report

Pages

28-30

Published online

2020-02-20

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2020.0075

Pubmed

32153005

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2020;88(1):28-30.

Keywords

pulmonary air leak
endobronchial valve

Authors

Fransien Van Hende
Kris Carron

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