Surgical management of bronchiectasis.

  title={Surgical management of bronchiectasis.},
  author={Thirugnanam Agasthian and Claude Deschamps and Victor F. Trastek and Mark S. Allen and Peter C. Pairolero},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={976-8; discussion 979-80}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of bronchiectasis has decreased significantly over recent decades. We reviewed the morbidity, mortality, and outcome of surgical treatment for pulmonary bronchiectasis in the modern era of antibiotic therapy. METHODS From January 1976 through January 1993, 134 patients (55 male and 79 female patients) underwent pulmonary resection for bronchiectasis. The mean age was 48.4 years (range, 4 to 89 years). The indication for operation was failure of medical therapy in 85… CONTINUE READING
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