Treatment of a transdiaphragmatic fistula with an endobronchial-blocking catheter
Abstract:We report a case of a bronchosubphrenic fistula in a 59-year-old female following hemicolectomy complicated by fecal peritonitis. The patient needed intubation and positive-pressure ventilation, which caused a massive air leak. The fistula was treated using an endobronchial blocking catheter in combination with antibiotic treatment and drainage.
Document Type: Case Report
Affiliations: Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
Publication date: 2004-11-01