Research Article| Volume 106, ISSUE 1, P8-14, July 1963

Bronchial obstruction of congenital origin

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      Ten cases of bronchial obstruction due either to bronchogenic cyst, aneurysm of the pulmonary artery, aberrant left pulmonary artery or absence of cartilaginous rings have been reported. In some instances respiratory symptoms have been well tolerated, and surgery has been delayed awaiting growth of the child. In others, successful surgical intervention has been undertaken in the first few months of life. The technical procedures done have included excision of a bronchogenic cyst, aneurysmorrhaphy of the pulmonary artery, translocation of the pulmonary artery and sleeve resection of the bronchus. In no patient has pulmonary resection been necessary. From the experience gained in these cases we would tend to recommend direct surgical intervention early in the course of the disease.
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