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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-125

Surgical occlusion of leaking bronchus by a serratus anterior flap in a child with langerhans cell histiocytosis


1 Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Lokavarapu Manoj Joshua
Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_66_20

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis is an uncommon disease of childhood. Intrathoracic transposition flaps have been described for a management of number of conditions. We discuss our experience of the use of serratus anterior flap for the obliteration of a pulmonary bulla with a communicating airway, in a 1½-year-old pediatric patient with multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis who presented with recurrent pneumothorax with empyema due to rupture of bullae.






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