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Bronchiectasis

Clemens Aigner, Till Ploenes, Walter Klepetko
Bronchiectasis is a topic covered in the Pearson's General Thoracic.

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Key Points

  • Whilst the overall incidence is decreasing in developed countries, it remains high in less developed regions
  • Accurate diagnosis and optimal management of underlying disease is important
  • Surgical resection yields best results in localised disease
  • In end-stage disease lung transplantation is an established treatment

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Key Points

  • Whilst the overall incidence is decreasing in developed countries, it remains high in less developed regions
  • Accurate diagnosis and optimal management of underlying disease is important
  • Surgical resection yields best results in localised disease
  • In end-stage disease lung transplantation is an established treatment

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Last updated: January 4, 2020