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April 1977

Pulmonary Resections in Children: Problems and Precautions

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Williams and Kilman) and Pediatrics (Dr Young), Columbus (Ohio) Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(4):481-483. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370040133020

• 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)