SARS Cov-2 Infection-Related Persistent Air Leaks Managed By Endobronchial Valves
Mukund Tiwari, MBBS, Nikita Tangella, MD, Archana Sreekantan Nair, MD and Killol K Patel, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 05, 2022
There have been recently documented reports of pneumothorax and persistent air leaks as complications associated with SARS CoV-2-related ARDS. Alveolar-pleural fistulas and broncho-pleural fistulas can lead to the development of pneumothorax. In more recent times, bronchoscopy-guided interventions, specifically Endobronchial Valves (EBV), have been established to serve as a treatment modality for these fistulas....
Laryngeal Foreign Body for 20 days without a Catastrophic Event
Ved Narang, Sambiagio Giovanni and Balaji Natarajan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 22, 2022
We present successful management of an unusual foreign body (FB) case in the larynx for 20 days. A 45-year old man presented with complaints of hoarseness of voice and coughing up a few pieces of silver-colored flakes. He had unresolved dyspnoea and wheeze for three weeks and was managed as an asthmatic with partial resolution of symptoms....
Outcomes of Robotic Surgery for Patients with Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease
Erin McGuire, MD, Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, Robert Cerfolio, MD and Doreen Addrizzo Harris, MD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 06, 2022
Treatment for patients with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease includes long, multi-drug, and toxic medication regimens. Surgical resection is an alternative treatment for patients with localized or refractory NTM infection. Robot-assisted operations have not been performed routinely in this population....