We describe a novel method for closure of the bronchus intermedius, after right lower lobectomy, using a flap derived from the lower lobe apical segmental bronchus. We have successfully used this technique in an endobronchial carcinoid tumor occurring in a young man. It allowed middle lobe preservation despite a very proximal tumor position within the basal trunk bronchus. Adequate tumor margins were confirmed by on-table frozen section examination. This technique may have particular use in carcinoids or benign tumors.