Intractable pneumothorax treated with endobronchial watanabe spigots

Masayuki Okui, Mitsutomo Kohno, Naoki Hasegawa, Ikuo Kamiyama, Takashi Ohtsuka

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Abstract

Pneumothorax secondary to nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease is often intractable and associated with high mortality. An endobronchial Watanabe spigot (EWS) is a silicon plug developed for bronchoscopic bronchial occlusion. Here we report a case of intractable pneumothorax secondary to nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease successfully treated using EWSs. Occlusion of the multiple ectatic bronchi connected to the bronchopleural fistula was essential for optimal effect of the EWSs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1

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Keywords

  • endobronchial plugs
  • nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease
  • pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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