Congenital bronchial atresia in infants and children.

  title={Congenital bronchial atresia in infants and children.},
  author={Nobuyuki Morikawa and Tatsuo Kuroda and Toshiro Honna and Yoshihiro Kitano and Yasushi Fuchimoto and Kan Terawaki and Kazuteru Kawasaki and Goro Koinuma and Kentaro Matsuoka and Morihiro Saeki},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={40 12},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Congenital bronchial atresia (CBA) usually presents incidentally in asymptomatic young male adults but is rarely diagnosed in children. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical characteristics of CBA in childhood and to describe the spectrum of this condition. METHODS The clinical features in 29 patients with CBA, aged from 1 day to 13 years (median, 4 years), were reviewed retrospectively. Diagnosis was confirmed by pathological findings of a blind-ending bronchus… CONTINUE READING
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