Skip to main content

Table 2 Flap reinforcement of the bronchial stump and broncho-pleural fistula presence by types of lung resection

From: Is the flap reinforcement of the bronchial stump really necessary to prevent bronchial fistula?

  Lobectomy (N = 468)*
N (%)
Pneumonectomy (N = 90)*
N (%)
P value
Flap reinforcement
 Yes 114 (24.4) 56 (62.2) P < 0.001
 No 354 (75.6) 34 (37.8)
Presence of BPF
 Yes 8 (1.7) 10 (11.1) P = 0.007
 No 460 (98.3) 80 (88.9)
  1. * Number of cases and column percentages (in parenthesis)