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Clinical Findings Associated with a Bronchopleural Fistula

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Allergy, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Emergency Medicine, Family, General Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Other

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Description:

A patient who develops a bronchopleural fistula after lung surgery may present with a number of complications. The presence of a bronchopleural fisutal is associated with increased in-hospital mortality. Early diagnosis and aggressive management are required to improve outcomes.

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