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August 21, 1967

Middle Lobe Bronchiectasis: Report of an Unusual Familial Occurrence

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington (Drs. Danielson and Cooper), and the Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia (Dr. Hanson). Dr. Cooper is a fellow of the University of Kentucky.

JAMA. 1967;201(8):605-608. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130080047010

In an unusual family, four of five siblings had extensive bronchiectasis of the middle lobe. Three have undergone lobectomy and the fourth will probably require a resection. A strong history of allergy is present in both affected and nonaffected members of the family. Although some possible congenital and acquired factors have been investigated, the cause of the middle lobe disease in this family remains unknown.