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Risk Factors for Bronchopleural Fistula Following Pneumonectomy

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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Description:

A bronchopleural fistula may develop after a pneumonectomy if certain risk factors are present. Early recognition of a bronchopleural fistula is necessary to avoid serious morbidity and mortality.

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