Endoscopic closure of bronchopleural fistulas using a tissue adhesive

Am J Surg. 1988 Mar;155(3):415-6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9610(88)80103-x.


Bucrylate tissue adhesive has been found to be effective in achieving closure of surgically created bronchopleural fistulas in dogs. Success was obtained with both endoscopic and direct application. Clinical application of this method in one patient was successful [unpublished observations]. We believe that the speed, low risk, and cost-effectiveness of this approach justifies its further use in these difficult situations.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bronchial Fistula / therapy*
  • Bronchoscopy / methods
  • Bucrylate*
  • Cyanoacrylates*
  • Dogs
  • Fistula / therapy*
  • Pleural Diseases / therapy*


  • Cyanoacrylates
  • Bucrylate