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dc.titleBronchoplasty for bronchial stenosis in a neonate: a case report.
dc.contributor.authorPrabhakaran, K.
dc.contributor.authorPatankar, J.Z.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-08T09:58:54Z
dc.date.available2016-11-08T09:58:54Z
dc.date.issued2004-04
dc.identifier.citationPrabhakaran, K., Patankar, J.Z. (2004-04). Bronchoplasty for bronchial stenosis in a neonate: a case report.. Journal of pediatric surgery 39 (4) : e6-8. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn15315037
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129817
dc.description.abstractBronchial stenosis is an uncommon problem in children. Management can be difficult because of the small luminal diameter and proximity of the lung parenchyma to the bronchial lesion. Bronchoplasty procedures have obvious advantages in children because of their long life expectancy. Long-term functional results are superior compared with pneumonectomy because of preserved lung tissue. A premature neonate weighing only 779 g at birth was born with severe respiratory distress syndrome complicated with hyperbillirubinemia and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The child underwent bronchoplasty using a costal cartilage graft for a right main bronchus stenosis after 2 failed attempts at bronchoscopic dilatations. In spite of all complications, the child improved sufficiently to be discharged without any oxygen dependency. Our case highlights the successful application of bronchoplasty in a very small baby. Preoperative and intraoperative bronchoscopy was helpful in localization of the endobronchial lesion. Understanding the principle, precise attention to technical detail and meticulous postoperative care contribute toward long-term benefit for pulmonary conservation.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSURGERY
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of pediatric surgery
dc.description.volume39
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.pagee6-8
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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