Bronchopleural fistula

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Pneumonectomy on the right.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

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 edema within the right chest wall. 



One day later

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


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
Published: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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