Ventilation-perfusion studies in bronchiectasis

Singh, M.M.; Talwar, Deepak; Jena, A. and Singh, P. (1987) Ventilation-perfusion studies in bronchiectasis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 34 (4). pp. 182-186.

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Ventilation—perfusion study was performed in fifteen subjects with the provisional diagnosis of bronchiectasis. Ventilation study was done by radioaerosols and perfusion by radiolabelled human serum albumin (HSA) microspheres. Abnormal aerosol-perfusion scans were observed in all the cases. The bronchographically proved bronchiectatic segments were found to be represented by matched ventilation—perfusion defects conforming to bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy on scans in all cases. Although definite diagnosis of bronchiectasis was possible only by bronchography, additional information regarding the extent of the disease and associated chronic obstructive airways disease by V/Q scanning was helpful in selecting suitable candidates for surgery.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ventilation Perfusion, Diagnosis, Bronchiectasis, Serum Albumin, Bronchography, Bronchopulmonary Segmental Anatomy, Surgery
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Bronchial Diseases > Bronchiectasis
Investigative Techniques > Perfusion
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins > Proteins > Blood Proteins
Equipment and Supplies > Microspheres
Chemical Actions and Uses > Specialty Uses of Chemicals > Laboratory Chemicals
Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology > Respiratory Physiology
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Imaging > Radiography
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins > Proteins > Albumins
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Dosage Forms > Colloids > Aerosols
ID Code:3114
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:17 October 2008

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