Management of pleuro-cutaneous fistula

15 Oct 2022 11:10 11:40

Pleuro-cutaneous fistula is defined as a pathological communication between pleural space and subcutaneous tissue of the chest wall. It is rare and causes include pleural tuberculosis, foreign bodies, malignancies, post radiation, complication following thoracic surgeries or tube thoracostomy. Therapeutic strategy includes treatment of the causal agent and predisposing factor. Surgery is indicated when medical therapy fails.