Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, January 19th, 2007
Study 1: Researchers detail in "Bronchial stump reinforcement with the intercostal muscle flap without adverse effects," new data in surgery. According to recent research published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, "Bronchopleural fistula is a serious complication of pulmonary resection. For anatomical reasons, lower lobectomy is thought to carry a higher risk for bronchopleural fistula."
"We investigated the efficacy of bronchial stump reinforcement with a pedicled intercostal muscle flap after lower lobectomy and compared the responses...
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