Pedicled intercostal muscle flap: A simple technique of closing pancreatico-pleural fistula from a thoracic approach

Khalid Amer, Balakrishnan Mahesh, Raimondo Ascione

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Abstract

A simple technique to close a pancreatico-pleural fistula in the course of thoracotomy and decortication for multiloculated empyema complicating acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis is described. Friable diaphragmatic tissue around the fistula made direct closure not a suitable option. The intercostal muscle flap of the thoracotomy space was mobilized on the anterior intercostal artery, tagged around the fistula into healthy diaphragmatic tissue. This simple technique was successful in closing the fistula and helping control the sepsis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-832
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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