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Treatment of Bronchopleural Fistula (ulceration)

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Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
 from  8527
Pulmonary rehabilitation
 from  708.57

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
15945

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
15255

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
19152

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
14190

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
15753

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
15846

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
16687

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
19182

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
14987

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
16546

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
16509

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
15262

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
16617

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
14991

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Endoscopy

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula (ulceration) with surgical closure of the fistula
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About the disease

Bronchopleural fistula is a formation of ulceration between the bronchi and pleural cavity. Bronchial fistulas are one of the most difficult conditions in pulmonary diseases. This condition can be either congenital or acquired. This condition is rare, it develops in 0.03% of newborns. In adults, bronchopleural fistula can develop as a complication. It occurs in  2-30% of the complications of lung resection.

Bronchial fistulas can be singular, 62% of cases, or ulceration can become multiple, 38%. In adults bronchopleural fistula can develop as a result of trauma, serious infection and as a complication after surgery, such as lung resection, as it had been mentioned above.

Bronchopleural fistula can also develop in the severe cases of tuberculosis, lung abscess, acute destruction of the lungs. Rarely, bronchopleural fistula can develop as a result of pneumothorax or disintegration of a cancerous tumor. Overall, the most common cause of bronchopleural fistula is postoperative complication.

It is important to undergo regular check-up after the lung or chest surgery to avoid development of complications. Undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy for lung cancer, can also affect the lungs and create development of ulceration.

Nonetheless, bronchopleural fistula is a rare condition and it mostly develops in adults. Babies need to be checked for the signs of cyanosis or any breathing difficulties after the birth in case they have lung problems.

Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Chest pain
  • Blue skin

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination the doctor will listen to the lungs of the patient with a stethoscope. The doctor will rule out other conditions which can be causing similar symptoms.
  • The doctor will ask the patient about previous pulmonary diseases which could have caused development of ulceration. The doctor will review the medical history of the patient to determine if he/she had any surgery and if there had been any complications.
  • Radiography and other imaging tests, such as MRI and CT scan, can be used to examine the lungs more closely and determine if there is ulceration. 

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment can be used before and after the surgery to assist with breathing and also make the recovery faster. If bronchopleural fistula was caused by infections, the infections can be treated with antibiotics.
  • An oxygen therapy can be used in case a person needs more oxygen into the lungs.
  • Surgical closure of the fistula is a surgery used to treat the ulceration and restore normal breathing of the patient.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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