Management of spontaneous broncho-pleural fistula in children: study of 30 cases

Tandon, R.K. (1974) Management of spontaneous broncho-pleural fistula in children: study of 30 cases. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 21 (4). pp. 196-198.

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Abstract

Management of 30 cases of spontaneous broncho-pleural fistula is discussed. 25 cases developed following rupture of tubercular focus oi lung while 5 developed following rupture of staphylococcal pneumonia of lung. Intercostal drain was life-saving procedure in these acutely ill children. Morbidity was high but responded to good chemotherapy and open drain of the empyema cavity in (60%) cases while 10 cases (33.3%) required major surgical procedures with high morbidity and small mortality. Only 2 cases (6.7%) with small bronchiolar leak responded to under water seal drain.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Spontaneous Broncho-Pleural Fistula, Management, Children, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Morbidity
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Bronchial Diseases > Bronchial Fistula
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Fistula > Bronchial Fistula
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases
ID Code:1529
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:15 May 2006

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