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1/1279. Treatment for empyema with bronchopleural fistulas using endobronchial occlusion coils: report of a case.

    We report herein the case of a woman with bronchopleural fistulas treated with the endobronchial placement of vascular embolization coils. She was referred to our hospital to undergo lavage of a postoperative empyema. She had undergone an air plombage operation for pulmonary tuberculosis 9 years previously. However, bronchopleural fistulas occurred postoperatively and she had to continue the use of a chest drainage tube since then. Lavage of her empyema space with 5kE of OK-432 (picibanil: Chugai) plus 100 mg minocycline was performed once every 2 weeks for 3 months, and the purulent discharge from the empyema remarkably decreased. Thereafter, the bronchopleural fistulas were occluded endobronchially by the placement of vascular embolization coils. Soon after the procedure, air leakage from the fistulas was stopped and the drainage tube was removed 2 days later. The patient remains well without any additional treatment at 20 months after this treatment. As treatment for empyema with bronchopleural fistulas, it would be worth trying to lavage the empyema space with OK-432 until it is cleaned out and to plug the fistulas by the endobronchial placement of embolization coils, before such radical operations as thoracoplasty and space-filling of the empyema are considered.
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2/1279. Pouching a draining duodenal cutaneous fistula: a case study.

    Blockage of the mesenteric artery typically causes necrosis to the colon, requiring extensive surgical resection. In severe cases, the necrosis requires removal of the entire colon, creating numerous problems for the WOC nurse when pouching the opening created for effluent. This article describes the management of a draining duodenal fistula in a middle-aged woman, who survived surgery for a blocked mesenteric artery that necessitated the removal of the majority of the small and large intestine. Nutrition, skin management, and pouch options are described over a number of months as the fistula evolved and a stoma was created.
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3/1279. Endovascular stent graft repair of aortopulmonary fistula.

    Two patients who had aortopulmonary fistula of postoperative origin with hemoptysis underwent successful repair by means of an endovascular stent graft procedure. One patient had undergone repeated thoracotomies two times, and the other one time to repair anastomotic aneurysms of the descending aorta after surgery for Takayasu's arteritis. A self-expanding stainless steel stent covered with a Dacron graft was inserted into the lesion through the external iliac or femoral artery. The patients recovered well, with no signs of infection or recurrent hemoptysis 8 months after the procedure. Endovascular stent grafting may be a therapeutic option for treating patients with aortopulmonary fistula.
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4/1279. In situ repair of a secondary aortoappendiceal fistula with a rifampin-bonded Dacron graft.

    Secondary aortoenteric fistulas remain challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Although the duodenum is most frequently involved, other intestinal segments are possible sites for fistulization. We report here a case of graft-appendiceal fistula revealed by recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding 11 years after abdominal aortic aneurysm replacement. The preoperative diagnosis was not achieved by endoscopy or imaging assessment. Despite recommended principles of total graft excision and extraanatomic bypass, appendectomy and in situ rifampin-bonded graft reconstruction were performed because of the advanced age and poor arterial runoff. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient remains well 17 months after operation.
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5/1279. Transcatheter occlusion of a post-Fontan residual hepatic vein to pulmonary venous atrium communication using the Amplatzer septal occluder.

    A residual hepatic vein to left atrial communication may result in progressive cyanosis after the fontan procedure. This problem has usually been treated surgically by ligation or re-inclusion of the residual hepatic vein in the Fontan circulation. Previous attempts at transcatheter closure of such veins have been unsuccessful. An Amplatzer septal occluder was successfully used for transcatheter closure of a post-Fontan hepatic vein to pulmonary venous atrium fistula in an 8 year old boy.
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6/1279. Development of a colocutaneous fistula in a patient with a large surface area burn.

    A 61 year old female sustained a large surface area burn, complicated by inhalation injury. One month before the incident, she had undergone a left hemicolectomy with colorectal anastomosis for diverticular disease. Due to the severity of her burns, multiple surgical debridement and skin grafting procedures were required, including a large fascial debridement of her flank and back. Her hospital course was complicated by recurrent episodes of pulmonary and systemic infection, as well as pre-existing malnutrition. Prior to her discharge to a rehabilitation center, stool began to drain from her left posterior flank. This complication represented a colonic fistula arising from the recent colon anastomosis. The fistula was managed nonoperatively and gradually closed. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a colocutaneous fistula spontaneously draining from the abdomen via the retroperitoneum in a burn victim, not related to direct thermal injury to the peritoneal cavity.
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7/1279. Redo operations of Hirschsprung's disease.

    The purpose of this study was to specify the indications, applicability and final outcome of the redo definitive operations of Hirschsprung's disease. Between 1976-1993, 213 patients had undergone definitive operations of Hirschsprung's disease. In this series, 5 who required a redo pull-through operation were investigated. The redo pull-through operations were performed in 5 patients because of severe anastomotic stricture or total closure of the anastomotic site, recto-urethral fistula, anastomotic stricture, and enterocolitis due to anastomotic disruption. The initial definitive procedures were in 4 patients the Swenson operation and in one patient the Boley operation. As redo pull-through operations, the following were performed with success: in 3 patients, the Duhamel operation; and in 2 patients, the Swenson operation. The final outcome of the redo pull-through alterations were satisfactory and it can be suggested that one should not hesitate to perform a redo pull-through operation in selected Hirschsprung patients.
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8/1279. Surgical management of chylous fistula after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.

    Conservative treatment with low-fat diet, medium-chain triglyceride or total parenteral nutrition, depending on the general condition of the patient, is the mainstay in the treatment of chylous ascites. In patients with persistent chylous fistula direct surgical closure is a valid treatment option.
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9/1279. The challenge of arteriovenous fistula formation following disk surgery: a collective review.

    Five cases of arteriovenous fistula formation are added to the 68 found in previous reports. A review of the English-language literature revealed that the L4-5 disk space was most frequently involved, the right common iliac artery injured most often, and the right and left common iliac veins and inferior vena cava injured with similar frequency.
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10/1279. Delayed postoperative CSF rhinorrhea of intrasellar arachnoid cyst.

    CSF rhinorrhea due to a transsphenoidal approach usually follows accidental or intentional arachnoid opening. We report a patient with an intrasellar arachnoid cyst, who developed delayed onset of CSF rhinorrhea. A sixty-two-year-old man presented with bitemporal type visual field defect for the last 3 years. With the diagnosis of arachnoid cyst or Rathke's cleft cyst, based on MRI findings of intra-and supra-sellar cyst with CSF intensity, he successfully underwent transsphenoidal surgery without evidence of intra-operative CSF leakage. He developed CSF rhinorrhea one week later. This needed another operation for sellar floor repair. The pathomechanism of this delayed onset is explained as follows. Incomplete or oneway communication of subarachnoid space to cyst cavity, unrecognized during surgery, might cause delayed onset of CSF rhinorrhea. By using MRI, identification of the residual gland, which was compressed posteriorly, is useful for differentiating an arachnoid cyst from other cystic lesions. In highly suspect cases, even without evidence of intra-operative CSF leakage, peri-operative measures to prevent occurrence of postoperative CSF rhinorrhea are required.
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