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Closure of a Bronchopleural Fistula Using Bronchoscopic Placement of an Endobronchial Valve Designed for the Treatment of Emphysema*

J. Scott Ferguson, MD, FCCP; Kimberly Sprenger, BSN; Timothy Van Natta, MD
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*From Carver College of Medicine, Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr. Ferguson and Ms. Sprenger) and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr. Van Natta), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Correspondence to: J. Scott Ferguson, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, C-33 GH 200, Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA 52242; e-mail: john-s-ferguson@uiowa.edu



Chest. 2006;129(2):479-481. doi:10.1378/chest.129.2.479
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Pneumothoraces are sometimes complicated by a persistent air leak or bronchopleural fistula requiring prolonged chest tube drainage. Non-surgical treatment of persistent bronchopleural fistulas is often performed in patients who are poor surgical candidates, but the ideal method of closure is not known. Here we report closure of a persistent distal bronchopleural fistula using a one-way endobronchial valve designed for the treatment of emphysema.

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