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One stage repair for an oesophageal fistula after pneumonectomy using an omental pedicle flap.
  1. M Asaoka,
  2. M Imaizumi,
  3. M Kajita,
  4. T Uchida,
  5. T Niimi,
  6. T Abe
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan.


    A 67 year old man developed an oesophageal fistula after a pneumonectomy that was complicated by an empyema. An omental pedicle flap was brought through the diaphragm to repair the fistula and to fill the empyema space. The outcome was successful.

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