Improvement of air tightness of stapled lung parenchyma using fascia lata

Thomas F. Molnar, Szilard Rendeki, Laszlo Lukacs, Örs Peter Horvath

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Abstract

Postoperative air leakage, a seemingly minor complication following procedures on emphysaematosus lung parenchyma can lead to very serious consequences. It is best treated if prevented. We report a technical modification of buttressing stapled resection line using autologuous fascia lata.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Buttressing
  • Emphysaema
  • Postoperative air leakage
  • Staplers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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