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Use of a Removable Endobronchial Valve for the Treatment of Bronchopleural Fistula*

David Feller-Kopman, MD, FCCP; Rabih Bechara, MD; Robert Garland, RRT; Armin Ernst, MD, FCCP; Simon Ashiku, MD, FCCP
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*From the Divisions of Interventional Pulmonology (Drs. Feller-Kopman, Bechara, and Ernst, and Mr. Garland) and Thoracic Surgery (Dr. Ashiku), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Correspondence to: David Feller-Kopman, MD, FCCP, Director, Medical Procedure Service, Interventional Pulmonology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, One Deaconess Rd, Boston, MA 02215; e-mail: dfellerk@bidmc.harvard.edu



Chest. 2006;130(1):273-275. doi:10.1378/chest.130.1.273
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We report the case of a patient with a prolonged bronchopleural fistula and empyema that were successfully treated by the placement of a removable, unidirectional endobronchial valve. This is the first report of the use of such a device for this indication.

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