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New frontier for intracardiac devices: Endobronchial occlusion of bronchopleural fistula with CERA device

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  • Conflict of interest: Dr. Chamié is consultant and proctor for Boynton (representative of Lifetech Scientific, Shenzhen, China). The other authors do not declare any conflict of interest related to this manuscript.

Abstract

We report on a 57-year-old patient suffering from advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the left lung, ultimately submitted to intrapericardial left pneumonectomy with hilar and mediastinal lymphadenectomy. Imaging examination showed a left bronchopleural fistula that needed to be occluded. Due to the patient's high surgical risk, endobronchial closure with intracardiac device was performed. The ASD CERA™ device (Lifetech Schenzhen, China) was chosen. The procedure was successful and the patient was discharge from the hospital 5 days thereafter. Endobronchial closure of bronchopleural fistulas with intracardiac devices is feasible and may become an excellent option for those very ill patients. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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