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Bronchopleural Fistula Resulting From the Use of a Thoracic Vent : A Case Report and Review FREE TO VIEW

Alan E. Jones; Louis F. Knoepp; D. Davidson Oxley
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From the Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.

Louis F. Knoepp, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 39216-4505; e-mail: kzky59a@prodigy.com

1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 1998;114(6):1781-1784. doi:10.1378/chest.114.6.1781
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Pneumothorax is defined as the presence of gas or air within the pleural space. Standard treatment is usually based on the evacuation of the gas by various methods. The thoracic vent is a relatively new device used in the treatment of pneumothorax. This report focuses on the first major complication, as far as is known, associated with the use of a thoracic vent.




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