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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 219-221
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2006/278680
Case Report

Bronchoscopic Management of Airway Obstruction in Pediatric Endobronchial Tuberculosis

Jeff SW Wong, Calvin SH Ng, Tak Wai Lee, and Anthony PC Yim

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

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.

Abstract

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.