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Endobronchial valves in the management of bronchial fistulae caused by bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  1. Rhys Williams1,
  2. Rakesh Krishnadas2,
  3. Bipen Patel3,
  4. Nabil Jarad1
  1. 1Respiratory Medicine Department, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Respiratory Medicine Department, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rhys Williams, rhys_williams_90{at}


Following an aggressive episode of bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, a 54-year-old man developed a symptomatic air leak via a tunnel between the left upper lobe and an extra chest wall cavity. Following the failure of several surgical procedures to close the tunnel, endobronchial valves normally used in management of emphysema were used to successfully treat the air leak.

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