Bronchial Stump Dehiscence: Update on Prevention and Management

Moishe Liberman, Stephen D. Cassivi

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-373
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • bronchial dehiscence
  • bronchopleural fistula
  • muscle flap
  • postpneumonectomy empyema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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