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Arch Bronconeumol. 2005 Apr;41(4):230-2.

[Bronchiectasis following colectomy in a patient with ulcerative colitis and factor V Leiden mutation].

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Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, España.


For some years it has been known that lung disease may be present in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Diseases of the central airway, bronchi, and lung parenchyma are among the most common forms of lung involvement in IBD patients. Bronchiectasis is frequent and almost always appears after the onset of disease and in close association with inflammatory activity. However, reports of the appearance of bronchiectasis following colectomy for an exacerbation of IBD have been rare. We present the case of a 36-year-old man with severe ulcerative colitis who, following a total colectomy, developed bilateral bronchiectasis 12 months after surgery and for whom both preoperative and postoperative computed tomography scans were available.

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