Bronchial stump dehiscence is a serious complication and is associated with important morbidity and increased mortality. Because of this, efforts to prevent and treat these occurrences are essential. Etiology, risk factors, diagnosis and prevention, as well as current treatment options with an emphasis on surgical repair with muscle flaps are reviewed and discussed.
- bronchial dehiscence
- bronchopleural fistula
- muscle flap
- postpneumonectomy empyema
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine