• Forty-eight pulmonary resections were performed in 45 children. The principal indications for operation were bronchiectasis, congenital cysts, and lobar emphysema. Nine complications occurred in five children. There were three deaths, a mortality of 6.7%. While resection can be performed safely in most children, a high-risk group is identified as those with severe congenital cardiopulmonary disease complicated by chronic or recurrent infection.
(Arch Surg 112:481-483, 1977)
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