Air Leak after Pulmonary Resection (Thoracic Surgery Clinics by Alessandro Brunelli MD

By Alessandro Brunelli MD

This factor of Thoracic surgical procedure Clinics is dedicated to the prevention and administration of air leak after pulmonary surgery.  regardless of contemporary progresses in surgical strategy and more suitable perioperative care, lengthy air leak is still a common hardship after pulmonary resection.  Articles will tackle subject matters corresponding to the physics and dynamics of the pleural house, chance elements of lengthy air leak, surgical concepts and interoperative measures, using sealants or buttressing fabric; postoperative rescue innovations and postoperative administration of the chest tube, together with using new digitalized structures and transportable units.

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