Bronchopleural fistula - postoperative complication

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain


History of pulmonary resection due to right upper lobe lung cancer (adenocarcinoma).

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Postoperative changes (right upper lobectomy) are seen in the right hemithorax. The CT shows a fistulous connection between the pleural air collection and the bronchial system.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with a bronchopleural fistula, a postoperative complication following pulmonary resection due to lung adenocarcinoma.

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