Bronchopleural fistula

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Presentation

Pneumonectomy on the right.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

Development of a right hydropneumothorax on the right. Note the partially removed 4th rib on the right as well as soft tissue surgical emphysema and oedema within the right chest wall. 

 

X-ray

One day later

Follow-up radiograph demonstrates a drop (caudal-migration) of the gas-fluid level with increasing air in pneumonectomy space.

CT

Selected images of CT Chest demonstrating a large pneumothorax on the right associated with evidences suggesting communication of the bronchial stump and the pleural space. 

Annotated image

Illustration of the right-sided air-fluid level drop. 

Case Discussion

Right hydropneumothorax due to a bronchopleural fistula.

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Case information

rID: 11262
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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