plastic bronchitis


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fi·brin·ous bron·chi·tis

inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane, accompanied by a fibrinous exudation, which often forms a cast of the bronchial tree with severe obstruction of air flow.

plastic bronchitis

Bronchitis marked by violent cough and paroxysms of dyspnea in which casts of the bronchial tubes are expectorated.
See also: bronchitis
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Our technique represents a new treatment option for plastic bronchitis, which is a rare but often fatal complication of pediatric surgery for single-ventricle disease," said Yoav Dori, M.
Some 5 to 10 percent of patients experience plastic bronchitis as a consequence of altered venous and lymphatic pressure resulting from Fontan surgery.
Stemming the abnormal flow resolved the child's plastic bronchitis.
In fact, "It is conceivable that this technique could even result in a long-term cure for plastic bronchitis," said co-author Jack Rychik, M.
Various treatments for plastic bronchitis have been described and vary from cast removal by expectoration or by bronchoscopy (7,8).
Plastic bronchitis mimicking foreign body aspiration that needs a specific diagnostic procedure.