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Lung resection for the treatment of severe localised bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis patients

Dalrymple-Hay, M. J, Lucas, J.S., Connett, G. and Lea, R. E. (1999) Lung resection for the treatment of severe localised bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis patients Acta Chirurgica Hungarica, 38, (1), pp. 23-25. (PMID:10439089).

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BACKGROUND: A small proportion of cystic fibrosis patients develop severe localised bronchiectasis. When this persists despite maximal medical therapy it presents a difficult management problem. Lung transplantation cannot be justified. We report encouraging results in six patients with severe localised bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis who underwent pulmonary resection.

METHODS: Each child had severe localised bronchiectasis despite maximal medical therapy. Intensive preoperative toilet was instituted and pulmonary resection undertaken when lung function was optimal.

RESULTS: There was a marked improvement in symptoms in every case. No significant long-standing morbidity was associated with the resection. There was no significant decrease in pulmonary function following resection.

CONCLUSION: Pulmonary resection should be considered in the management of severe localised bronchiectasis unresponsive to maximal medical therapy in cystic fibrosis patients.

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Published date: 1999
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 198837
ISSN: 0231-4614
PURE UUID: d677f937-8f0f-4b9a-b4d2-28e4f805fe4c

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:17

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Author: M. J Dalrymple-Hay
Author: J.S. Lucas
Author: G. Connett
Author: R. E. Lea

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