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a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse

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an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface


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After MS and selective ventilation of the left lung, the right main bronchus was opened and the foreign body removed, with repair of the bronchopleural fistula.
Bronchopleural fistula is a very serious complication post-operative lung resection associated with significant morbidity and a mortality of up to 67% (1) It has a reported incidence of up to 20% post pneumonectomy (2).
Four patients experienced long-term sequelae: hemoptysis caused by aspergilloma necessitating pulmonary resection (1 patient), bronchiectasis and recurrent respiratory infections (2 patients), and bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy (1 patient).
Rupture is commonly associated with bronchopleural fistula formation.
Jet ventilation is widely used in premature infant and neonatal care' and, in adults, mainly restricted to the conservative treatment of bronchopleural fistula (7,8).
6% of those with cavitary coccidioidomycosis, will have spontaneous hydropneumothorax as a consequence of rupture of a subpleural, thin-walled cavity with associated bronchopleural fistula.
The performance of four pleural drainage systems in an animal model of bronchopleural fistula.