bronchopleural


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bronchopleural

 [brong″ko-ploor´al]
pertaining to a bronchus and the pleura, or communicating with a bronchus and the pleural cavity.

bronchopleural

/bron·cho·pleu·ral/ (-ploor´il) pertaining to or communicating between a bronchus and the pleura or pleural cavity.

bronchopleural

(brŏng′kō-plo͝or′əl)
adj.
1. Relating to a bronchus and the pleura.
2. Joining a bronchus and the pleural cavity.

bron·cho·pleu·ral

(brong'kō-plūŕăl)
Pertaining to the bronchial tubes and pleura (the double-folded membrane surrounding each lung or the pulmonary cavity).

bronchopleural

pertaining to a bronchus and the pleura, or communicating with a bronchus and the pleural cavity, e.g. by a bronchopleural fistula.
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4] Inadequate drainage, persistence of BPF and/or non-expansion of the lung even after antibiotic therapy and intercostal drainage were referred to cardiothoracic surgeon and decortication and/or decortication with closure of bronchopleural fistula using intercostal muscle flap were performed in selected cases.
However, when there is a preexistent pneumothorax, the adequate use of HFJV probably helps to reduce the air leak through the bronchopleural fistula because a lower elevation in the airway pressure, associated with a good compromise on the oxygenation.
The paper describes the case of a 63-year-old female patient, who was referred to Mayo Clinic for treatment of a large bronchopleural.
A true bronchopleural fistula (BPF) refers to communication between the pleural space and bronchial tree while a parenchymal-pleural fistula (PPF) is between pleura and parenchymal lung (Figure 19).
Nevertheless, bronchopleural fistula which required prolonged intercostal drainage developed in 4 patients.
2,3) Abscess formation is driven by chronic inflammation of the pleural space, initially causing an empyema, which triggers development of a bronchopleural fistula allowing exudative material to enter the chest wall.
In general the pleura thickens gradually in post-primary TB and it can even lead to tuberculosis empyema and bronchopleural fistula.
Bronchopleural fistula is a life threatening complication after pneumonectomy with an incidence of about 2-5% and a mortality rate of up to 50%.
Table 1 Contraindications to VHI or MHI Conditions Acute pulmonary oedemas Severe bronchospasm Haemoptysis Documented cystic lung changes (bullae or blebs) Subcutaneous emphysema Undrained pneumothoraces or intercostal catheter with air leak Obstructing airway tumour or lung tumour Bronchopleural fistula Patients requiring nitric oxide or prostaglandins infusions Coagulopathic conditions Physiological parameters Respiratory PEEP (>10 cm[H.
His condition was complicated by pneumotho-races and bronchopleural fistula formation secondary to barotrauma during mechanical ventilation.
In another of his studies, five of nine children with the condition developed bronchopleural fistulae after chest tube placement (Pediatr.
For closure of the bronchus, in order to diminish the risk of a bronchopleural fistula, he cut the cartilage of the bronchial stump at several points to prevent their spring-like action, and then used interrupted silk sutures to effect its closure.