Lung Resection for Bronchiectasis in Children

O. Zamir, O. Z. Lernau, S. Nissan, I. Aviad, C. Springer, S. Godfrey

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Twenty children with bronchiectasis underwent pulmonary' resections during an 8-year period. All patients suffered from significant symptoms that did not respond to medical treatment and had localised disease. In 7 patients bronchiectasis developed following foreign body aspiration and in two the aetiology was cystic fibrosis and immune deficiency, respectively. The lower lobes were most commonly involved. Atelectasis of the remaining ipsilateral lung was the most common postoperative complication occurring in four patients. One patient required reoperation for recurrent symptoms. Fifteen out of 18 patients who underwent curative resections were asymptomatic in the longterm follow-up. It is concluded that for children with significant symptoms due to localised bronchiectasis that fails to respond to medical treatment, resection of the affected lobes is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Childhood bronchiectasis
  • Lung resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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