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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

Pneumonectomy in a child with congenital bronchiectasis: A case report and review of literature


1 Departments of Pediatric Surgery, LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, India
2 Departments of Pathology, LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Paras Kothari
Department of Pediatric Surgery, L.T.M.M. College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.27107

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Williams-Campbell syndrome was first described in 1960 as a rare form of bronchiectasis. Its pathogenesis is characterized by the absence of or markedly diminished bronchial cartilage. We describe a case of a 4-year-old male child in whom respiratory symptoms developed in neonatal period and were found to have histopathological changes consistent with Williams-Campbell syndrome. A brief review of literature has been discussed.


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