Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy / 2000 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 6 |Article ID 187040 | 6 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/DTE.6.183

Successful Treatment of Bronchial Dehiscence With Endobronchial Stent in Lung Transplantation

Received16 Jul 1999
Revised26 Oct 1999
Accepted18 Jan 2000

Abstract

Bronchial dehiscence in lung transplantation is still a significant and threatening cause of morbidity, even if several progresses have been made in this field. In the present report we discuss a case of incomplete dehiscence of the right bronchial anastomosis in a patient who underwent sequential double lung transplantation for bronchiectasis. This complication has been successfully treated with endobronchial stent positioning, with the aim to allow the healing of the anastomosis around a rigid endobronchial support and to prevent the airway stenosis. The usefulness of 3D spiral CT reconstruction of bronchial tree is also underlined, for its capacity to detect the dehiscence and to monitor the healing of this complication.

Copyright © 2000 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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