Title: Massive lung collapse with partial resolution after several years: a case report
Authors: Govaere, Elke ×
Van Raemdonck, Dirk
Devlieger, Hugo
Smet, Maria-Helena
Verbeken, Eric
Proesmans, Marijke
De Boeck, Kris #
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Pediatrics vol:5 pages:39
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Bronchitis obliterans is a severe and extremely rare complication of respiratory tract infections in children and is characterized by massive atelectasis and collapse of the affected lung. Of the rare cases reported in the literature all surviving children underwent surgical resection of the collapsed lung. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an infant with bronchitis obliterans that was treated conservatively. 5 years after the initial event, partial lung re-expansion was documented. CONCLUSION: This case therefore supports a conservative treatment whenever possible with pneumonectomy only as a last treatment option.
ISSN: 1471-2431
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Thoracic Surgery
Section Newborn (-)
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Pediatric Pulmonology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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