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, 2:568

Internal Medicine

Abstract

Bronchopleural fistula BPF is a potentially fatal complication of lung cancer resection surgery that occurs during the healing process of the bronchial stump. However, the vulnerability of the healed surgical wound to overlapping acquired airway destruction has not yet been determined in detail. We herein present a case of fatal BPF following Mycobacterium abscessus M. abscessus infection, which occurred 11 years after right upper lobectomy for lung cancer. The findings of the present study suggest that patients with M. abscessus pulmonary disease in which airway destruction is progressing towards the bronchial stump of previous lobectomy should be considered for early completion pneumonectomy to prevent fatal BPF.

KeywordsRapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacteria Empyema Airway destruction Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-2193-1801-2-568 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Mami Inayama - Tsutomu Shinohara - Mitsuteru Yoshida - Hiroyuki Hino - Nobuo Hatakeyama - Fumitaka Ogushi

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