Incidence of Broncheictasis in the developing world is still significant. The emergence of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, immunocompromised patients, hospital- and community-acquired pneumonia and suppurative lung diseases and re-emergence of tuberculosis are the main causes of bronchiectasis. Better understanding of the disease process, early diagnosis and good medical management may avoid surgery and its associated complications. Surgery in localized bronchiectasis in association with good pulmonary reserve produces low morbidity and good long-term outcome. Preoperative preparations with good anaesthetic considerations are essential components of successful surgical outcome. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) resection in bronchiectasis requires advanced thoracoscopic skills.
KeywordsBronchiectasis Recurrent chest infections Pneumonia Tuberculosis Lobectomy Bronchoscopy Physiotherapy
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