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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.03.017
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1640-1643
  • Keywords: Plastic bronchitis, Bronchial cast, Asthma, Bronchoscopy, Children, ACUTE CHEST SYNDROME, SICKLE-CELL-DISEASE

Abstract

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.