Use of serial rigid bronchoscopy in the treatment of plastic bronchitis in children

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SOYER T., Yalcin S., Emiralioglu N., YILMAZ E. A., Soyer O., ORHAN D., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.51, no.10, pp.1640-1643, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.03.017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1640-1643
  • Keywords: Plastic bronchitis, Bronchial cast, Asthma, Bronchoscopy, Children, ACUTE CHEST SYNDROME, SICKLE-CELL-DISEASE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Plastic bronchitis (PB) is a rare disorder characterized by formation of bronchial casts (BC) in the tracheobronchial tree with partial or complete airway obstruction. Although lysis of casts with several fibrinolytic agents has been reported, removal of BC with bronchoscope provides better clearance of airways. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the use of serial rigid bronchoscopy (RB) in the treatment of PB in children.