There was severe stenosis of the right bronchus intermedius and proximal left main stem bronchus
and a hypoplastic right lung (Fig.
A patient with an anterior mediastinal mass developed a mucous plug in the left main stem bronchus
, resulting in collapse of the left lung on the first postoperative day.
A metallic Wallstent (Schneider, Minneapolis, MN) was used at this second intervention in the same sites, with additional stenting in the right main stem bronchus
, bronchus intermedius and right lower lobe bronchus.
Unilateral pulmonary edema after intubation of the right main stem bronchus
As a result of the procedure, Patinkin identifies a ruptured suture line in the right main stem bronchus
and determines that the patient needs additional surgery.
In the first report (4), a Fogarty catheter was used to extract the marble, which rolled over to obstruct the opposite main stem bronchus
The cut surface showed a 5-cm tumor similar in appearance to the initial tumor with invasion of the main stem bronchus
, pulmonary veins, and the wall of the right atrium.
During the study, the ETT migrated into a main stem bronchus
in 12 patients ([Group.
Each main stem bronchus
branched in a left-sided pattern into an upper- and lower-lobe bronchus (Figure 3B).
A rigid bronchoscopy showed bronchomalacia of the left main stem bronchus