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Arch Reconstr Microsurg. 2014 May;23(1):21-24. English. Case Report.
Park JS , Choi SH , Kim EK .
Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. nicekek@korea.com
Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Bronchopleural fistula is an unnatural communication between the bronchial tree and pleural space. Closure of the bronchial stump using various muscular flaps has been previously reported. There have been few reports on treatment of large defects with bronchopleural fistula accompanied by surrounding muscle injury. We report on our experience with two patients suffering from large defect with bronchopleural fistula, who were treated with free flaps. No recurrence of bronchopleural fistula was observed during follow-up.

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