BOGDAN ANDREI SUCIU, IOANA HALMACIU, VASILE BUD, CONSTANTIN COPOTOIU, DECEBAL ROMULUS PETRU FODOR, CRISTIAN TRAMBITAS, VLAD VUNVULEA, CALIN MOLNAR, KLARA BRINZANIUC USING POLYPROPYLENE FOR BRONCHIAL STUMP CLOSURE AFTER PULMONARY RESECTIONS The bronchial stump fistula shown by patients undergoing adjusted pulmonary resections is an extremely severe condition affecting the prognosis of this patients. Within our study, we have used an innovative technique of closing the bronchial stump for 38 patients undergoing adjusted pulmonary resections. The suture of the bronchial stump was made through an innovative method, by practicing the suture with isolated 2.0 Prolene wires armed with patches of Polypropylene. The incidence of the bronchial stump fistula for the observed lot was of 5.26% (2 cases), smaller than the one reported in the specialty literature. In this respect, we consider that the use of Polypropylene in the techniques of closing the bronchial blunt can be beneficial.