ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Evaluation of Our Cases With Bronchiectasis in The Last Ten Years
Haluk ÇOKUĞRAŞ, Necla AKÇAKAYA, Yıldız SÖYLEMEZ, *Enver DAYIOĞLU, **Kudret KULAK, **Metin AYDOĞAN
Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları ABD, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Klinik İmmünoloji ve Allerji Bilim Dalı
*İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
**Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları ABD
96 patients with bronchiectasis were treated in the Dept. of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty of Cerrahpaşa in the last ten years. Age ranged between 16 months and 14 years, mean 6.8±14.2 years. The most common symptoms were cough (96%), fever (68%), and sputum (46%), 45% of the cases had measles previously complicated with pneumonia, 13% pertusis, and 17% poorly controlled asthma brochiale. The diagnosis of bronchiectasis was confirmed by bronchography (59%), and/ or high resolution computed tomography (20%) and chest X-rays (21%). The left with recurrent lower respiratory tract infectins, chronic cough, chronic wheezing and sputum production and persistant infiltrates on the chest X-rays require further investigation for the diagnosis of broncliectasis.
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