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Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2020
Plastic Bronchitis in Children: A Review Article
Volkan Sarper Erikci*
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sağlık Bilimleri University, Tepecik Training Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Volkan Sarper Erikci, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sağlık Bilimleri University, Tepecik Training Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Received: May 05, 2020; Published: July 29, 2020




Abstract

Plastic bronchitis (PB) is a rare disease characterized by the presence of mucofibrinous plugs which may occlude and conform the shape of tracheobronchial tree. These casts are extremely cohesive. Most common presenting symptoms include cough, fever and dyspnea and if the cohesive casts occlude the airway totally life-threatening complications and even death may occur. The aim of treatment is to remove the casts and address the symptoms. It is aimed to review the clinical and radiographic features and choices of treatment in this disease.

Keywords: Plastic Bronchitis; Children; Bronchoscopy

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Citation: Volkan Sarper Erikci. “Plastic Bronchitis in Children: A Review Article”. EC Paediatrics 9.8 (2020): 87-91.

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