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1. Relating to a bronchus and the pleura.
2. Joining a bronchus and the pleural cavity.
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After pneumonectomy, a rapidly changing air fluid level may indicate intrapleural hemorrhage or bronchopleural fistula.
There was delayed presentation complicated by a bronchopleural fistula.
One patient developed a bronchopleural fistula after a coughing episode on the first postoperative day.
Bronchopleural fistula is a life threatening complication after pneumonectomy with an incidence of about 2-5% and a mortality rate of up to 50%.
Table 1 Contraindications to VHI or MHI Conditions Acute pulmonary oedemas Severe bronchospasm Haemoptysis Documented cystic lung changes (bullae or blebs) Subcutaneous emphysema Undrained pneumothoraces or intercostal catheter with air leak Obstructing airway tumour or lung tumour Bronchopleural fistula Patients requiring nitric oxide or prostaglandins infusions Coagulopathic conditions Physiological parameters Respiratory PEEP (>10 cm[H.
His condition was complicated by pneumotho-races and bronchopleural fistula formation secondary to barotrauma during mechanical ventilation.
The most direct and functional definition of a bronchopleural fistula, (BPF), is to describe it as a communication involving both the pleural space and the bronchial tree.
Rupture is commonly associated with bronchopleural fistula formation.
In addition, there were no bronchopleural fistulas in group 2, compared with two (both right-sided) in group 1.
Although cavitary lesions usually resolve spontaneously within 2 years, they have been associated with complications including bacterial superinfection, mycetoma formation, and rupture into the pleural space resulting in an empyema, pneumothorax, or bronchopleural fistula.
But to its credit, the book does outline positioning precautions in the management of bronchopleural fistula with empyema, a topic which is often absent larger texts.