Results of pulmonary resection in cases of unilateral bronchiectasis.

  title={Results of pulmonary resection in cases of unilateral bronchiectasis.},
  author={H. Vejlsted and Erik Hjelms and Ol{\'i} Jacobsen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={16 1},
Follow-up studies of 22 patients treated surgically for unilateral bronchiectasis showed that all patients were improved postoperatively following an average observation time of 9 years, 50% being completely free of respiratory symptoms. In all patients the number of days of recurrent illness had declined significantly after surgery. As mortality and morbidity rates in this kind of surgery are not negligible, a most careful pre-operative selection of patients suffering from bronchiectasis is… CONTINUE READING