Bronchoscopic location of bronchopleural fistula with Xenon 133

G. Lillington, R. P. Stevens, Gerald L Denardo

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Successful application of the technique of transbronchoscopic endobronchial occlusion of a persistent bronchopleural fistula requires an accurate determination of the segmental location of the air leak. This was achieved by injections of small boluses of Xe-133 into a number of segmental bronchi through a fiber optic bronchoscope. Following the instillation of Xe-133 into the segmental bronchus leading to the fistula, there was a marked increase in radioactivity in the intercostal drainage tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-323
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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