of Thoracic Operations (Surgical-Tutor.org)
Briefly outlines some complications of thoracic operations: intrathoracic
bleeding, sputum retention and atelectasis, air leak and bronchopleural
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARDS Support Center
Offers education, care, support for patients, survivors, families, medical
personnel, and others affected by and/or interested in ARDS.
Fistula After Pneumonectomy (PubMed)
Describes bronchopleural fistula (BPF) as an infrequent but life-threatening
complication after lung resection. This retrospective study published
in the January/March 2003 issue of the Ireland Journal of Medical
Science concluded that a low incidence of BPF can be achieved with
a safe, reproducible and inexpensive surgical technique (hand suture closure).