Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Open, Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy of Empyema Thoracis with Bronchial Fistula after Thoraco- Myoplasty, Following Irradiation and Pneumonectomy

Gábor Balogh Sen1*, Gábor Balogh JN1, István Garbera2 and Zsolt Székely Pápai3

1Surgical Department, Kaposi Mór Teaching Hospital, Hungary
2Department of Radiology, Kaposi Mór Teaching Hospital, Hungary
3Department of Pulmonology, Szent György Hospital, Hungary

*Correspondance to: Gábor Balogh Sen 

Fulltext PDF

Abstract

Pulmonary fibrosis with threatening pulmonary gangrene occurred as a complication of chemoradiation treatment of a patient undergoing right upper lung lobe resection for lung cancer. We were forced to perform right side pneumonectomy, after which late bronchial stump opening and empyema developed. With a demonstration of our case, we intend to show how oncological treatment with severe iatrogenic damage caused a chain of complications and what were the therapeutic tools that led to the recovery of the patient after 3 years.

Keywords:

Postpneumonectomic bronchial fistula; Thoracomyoplasty; Vacuum assisted closure

Citation:

Sen GB, Gábor Balogh JN, Garbera I, Pápai ZS. Open, Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy of Empyema Thoracis with Bronchial Fistula after Thoraco-Myoplasty, Following Irradiation and Pneumonectomy. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3223..

Subscribe to Our Newsletter