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Results of surgery for bronchiectasis and pulmonary abscesses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22789597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Bronchiectasis and lung abscess are generally treated medically, reserving surgery for when medical treatment has failed. Current goals of surgical therapy for bronchiectasis are to offer possible cure and better quality of life after medical treatment has failed and to resolve and prevent complications, such as empyema, severe hemoptysis, and lung abscess. Whenever possible, complete resections of localized disease should be done, reserving palliative resections to selected diffuse bronchiectasis with localized severe disease. Most lung abscesses can be successfully treated medically provided early diagnosis and prompt treatment are instituted.
Thirugnanam Agasthian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National University Hospital, 1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Blk Level 9, Singapore 119228, SGP.
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