Closure of late bronchopleural fistula with atrial septal occluder

Camilla Poggi, Daniele Diso, Gaetano Tanzilli, Federico Venuta, Marco Anile


Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a severe and often challenging complication after lung resection. A 74-year-old woman with a history of breast and bowel cancer underwent right lower lobectomy for a lung cancer. She developed a late bronchopleural fistula. After several unsuccessful attempts to solve it, we definitively closed it using an atrial septal occluder.