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Treatment of a transdiaphragmatic fistula with an endobronchial-blocking catheter

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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.

Keywords: Endobronchial blocking catheter; subphrenic abscess; transdiaphragmatic fistula

Document Type: Case Report


Affiliations: Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Publication date: 2004-11-01

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