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July 23, 1955


Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.

From the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation. The Mayo Foundation is a part of the graduate school of the University of Minnesota.

JAMA. 1955;158(12):1007. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960120007003

A previous study1 summarized the over-all results in a series of 221 patients of all ages who underwent surgical resection for bronchiectasis. The present study represents an evaluation of the 30 children, ranging in age from 5 to 14 years, included in that series. Fourteen of the patients were boys, and 16 were girls. Pulmonary resection was carried out in all instances, with the patient under general endotracheal anesthesia; a posterolateral incision was used, with individual ligation of hilar structures. All patients were operated on prior to December, 1952, and all were followed by direct observation of the child and by follow-up letter. Preoperative bronchoscopy was done in all cases, as were bronchograms. Pathological examination confirmed the clinical impression in all cases.

CLINICAL RESULTS  The clinical results in this series of 30 cases were good in 18 (60% ), fair in 7 (23.3%), and poor in 4 (13.3%). No operative

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