The role of timely intervention in middle lobe syndrome in children.

@article{Priftis2005TheRO,
  title={The role of timely intervention in middle lobe syndrome in children.},
  author={Kostas N. Priftis and Despina Mermiri and Athina Papadopoulou and Michael B. Anthracopoulos and George Vaos and Polyxeni Nicolaidou},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={
          2504-10
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Middle lobe syndrome (MLS) in children is characterized by a spectrum of clinical and radiographic presentations, from persistent or recurrent atelectasis to pneumonitis and bronchiectasis of the right middle lobe (RML) and/or lingula. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of early intervention, including fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB), in the development of bronchiectasis in MLS. DESIGN Children with atelectasis of the RML and/or lingula persisting for > 1 month or… 

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