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Chest. 1996 Jun;109(6):1541-4.

Is resection of bronchiectasis beneficial in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia?

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Departments of Pulmonary Diseases, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.

Abstract

A retrospective study of 21 patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) was done. Thirteen had prior resection of bronchiectasis and eight had not. Information about present complaints was obtained by a questionnaire. The prevalence of present respiratory symptoms was the same in both groups. The surgical patients had more severe disease and 85% of them considered the operation beneficial. Selected patients with PCD may have improved conditions with resection of bronchiectasis.

PMID:
8769508
DOI:
10.1378/chest.109.6.1541
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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