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Surgical Complications

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Bronchopleural Fistula


Complications of Thoracic Operations (
Briefly outlines some complications of thoracic operations: intrathoracic bleeding, sputum retention and atelectasis, air leak and bronchopleural fistula. [1996]

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.

Bronchopleural Fistula

Bronchopleural 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). [3/03]


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