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CXR – PA view No bronchovascular markings on left hemithorax Air with fluid level on the left side Mediastinal shift to right Diagnosis – Hydropneumothorax.

What is bronchopleural fistula (BPF)?

Bronchopleural fistula is the abnormal communication between pleural cavity and the bronchial tree. It is defined as persistent air leak for greater than 24 hours after the development of pneumothorax or failure to inflate the lung despite chest drainage for 24 hours.