Article Abstract

A novel approach for the treatment of post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula by using an autologous corticocancellous bone graft

Authors: Voravit Chittithavorn, Pongsanae Duangpakdee, Chareonkiat Rergkliang, Napat Preukprasert


Post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula (PPBPF) is a devastating complication in thoracic surgery, with reported incidences varying from 3.1% to 20% (1-3). The diversity of incidence depends on a number of factors including malignancy or benign conditions and the extent of the resection and the resection technique used (4).