Thymic flap for bronchial stump reinforcement after lobectomy

Megan A. Wilson, Christopher Seder, Mark E. O'Donnell, Stephen D. Cassivi

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Abstract

Buttressing of the bronchial stump after pulmonary resection has been reported to decrease the prevalence of bronchopleural fistula. This adjuvant maneuver is most commonly performed in patients undergoing resection for infection or in those who have received preoperative radiation. The anatomic location of the upper lobe bronchus often makes it difficult to create a tension-free flap using muscle or pericardial fat. Parietal pleura is often mobilized for such cases. We present a case in which the parietal pleura was not available, and the right inferior pole of the thymus was used for bronchial coverage following upper lobectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1071-1073
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Pleura
Free Tissue Flaps
Bronchi
Thymus Gland
Fistula
Fats
Radiation
Muscles
Lung
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Wilson, M. A., Seder, C., O'Donnell, M. E., & Cassivi, S. D. (2015). Thymic flap for bronchial stump reinforcement after lobectomy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 99(3), 1071-1073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.058

Thymic flap for bronchial stump reinforcement after lobectomy. / Wilson, Megan A.; Seder, Christopher; O'Donnell, Mark E.; Cassivi, Stephen D.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 99, No. 3, 01.03.2015, p. 1071-1073.

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Wilson, MA, Seder, C, O'Donnell, ME & Cassivi, SD 2015, 'Thymic flap for bronchial stump reinforcement after lobectomy', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 1071-1073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.058
Wilson, Megan A. ; Seder, Christopher ; O'Donnell, Mark E. ; Cassivi, Stephen D. / Thymic flap for bronchial stump reinforcement after lobectomy. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 99, No. 3. pp. 1071-1073.
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