EARLE B. KAY, M.D.; RICHARD H. MEADE JR., M.D.; FELIX A. HUGHES JR., M.D.
Permanent cure of bronchiectasis can be obtained only by pulmonary resection. The operative mortality and morbidity are today so small in contrast to that inherent in the disease that operation can be recommended without hesitation. The opinions in this report are based on the treatment of 390 patients with bronchiectasis at this Chest Center and at Percy Jones General Hospital during the past three years. During this period there have been 220 consecutive lobectomies with only one death, an incidence of 0.4 per cent. This fatality was the fourth patient to be operated upon at this hospital. One hundred and
KAY EB, MEADE RH, HUGHES FA. SURGICAL TREATMENT OF BRONCHIECTASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:1–12. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-1-1
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