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Cardiovascular armamentarium in a patient with bronchopulmonary fistula
  1. Jens Buermann1,
  2. Dirk Skowasch2,
  3. Kai E Wilhelm3
  1. 1Department of Surgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine II, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  3. 3Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dirk Skowasch, Department of Internal Medicine II—Cardiology/Pneumology, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn, Germany; dirk.skowasch{at}

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A 55-year-old patient with non-small-cell lung cancer suffered from productive cough due to bronchopulmonary fistula (BPF) following pneumectomy (figure 1A,B). First, we used vascular occlusion coils (Tornado Platin Embolization Coils, Cook, Limerick, Ireland, traditionally used for embolisation of selective vessel supply to arteriovenous malformations) placed endobronchially in conjunction with fibrin glue application (figure 1C). However, the occluding material was expectorated only 1 week later, probably due …

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  • JB and DS contributed equally to this work.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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