Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2006 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 13 |Article ID 278680 | 3 pages |

Bronchoscopic Management of Airway Obstruction in Pediatric Endobronchial Tuberculosis


The present report describes a case of severe airway obstruction caused by endobronchial tuberculosis in an 11-year-old girl who was successfully treated by bronchoscopic balloon dilation. This case illustrates the insidious presentation and the increasingly important role of bronchoscopic intervention in the management of endobronchial tuberculosis. In addition, a brief literature review of the condition in the pediatric age group is included.

Copyright © 2006 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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