Transsternal transpericardial closure of a postlobectomy bronchopleural fistula

Yael Refaely, Michael Paley, David A. Simansky, Yeudit Rozenman, Alon Yellin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations


We report a case of chronic empyema and bronchopleural fistula after lobectomy for tuberculosis. The patient had undergone four different surgical procedures to correct his bronchopleural fistula during an interval of seven years. Finally, he had a successful closure of the fistula using the transsternal transpericardial approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-636
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Transsternal transpericardial closure of a postlobectomy bronchopleural fistula'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this