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Diffuse cystic bronchiectasis associated with left microtia and external auditory canal atresia: a very rare coincidence.
Med Princ Pract. 2008; 17(2):164-6.MP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To present a case in which diffuse cystic bronchiectasis was associated with left microtia/external auditory canal atresia.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION

A 10-year-old girl suffering from cough, fever, dyspnea and sputum for 6 months was transferred to our clinic due to the diagnosis of bronchopneumonia. She had recurrent episodes of bronchopneumonia. On examination, left microtia and left external auditory canal atresia were detected. Thorax CT revealed diffuse cystic bronchiectasis on the left lung. Radiological examination showed atresia of the left external auditory canal. We could not find any etiopathological reason causing bronchiectasis.

INTERVENTION

The patient underwent left pneumonectomy and postoperative histopathology was reported as bronchiectasis.

CONCLUSION

This report shows a unique case in which an association of diffuse cystic bronchiectasis and left microtia/external auditory canal atresia was observed. Hence in newborns with microtia and/or external auditory canal atresia, the probability of development of bronchiectasis should be borne in mind and such patients should be followed up more carefully regarding this rare association.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey. drmdavutoglu@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18287804

Citation

Davutoglu, Mehmet, et al. "Diffuse Cystic Bronchiectasis Associated With Left Microtia and External Auditory Canal Atresia: a Very Rare Coincidence." Medical Principles and Practice : International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre, vol. 17, no. 2, 2008, pp. 164-6.
Davutoglu M, Dilber C, Turut H, et al. Diffuse cystic bronchiectasis associated with left microtia and external auditory canal atresia: a very rare coincidence. Med Princ Pract. 2008;17(2):164-6.
Davutoglu, M., Dilber, C., Turut, H., Guler, E., Karabiber, H., & Guler, S. (2008). Diffuse cystic bronchiectasis associated with left microtia and external auditory canal atresia: a very rare coincidence. Medical Principles and Practice : International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre, 17(2), 164-6. https://doi.org/10.1159/000112974
Davutoglu M, et al. Diffuse Cystic Bronchiectasis Associated With Left Microtia and External Auditory Canal Atresia: a Very Rare Coincidence. Med Princ Pract. 2008;17(2):164-6. PubMed PMID: 18287804.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diffuse cystic bronchiectasis associated with left microtia and external auditory canal atresia: a very rare coincidence. AU - Davutoglu,Mehmet, AU - Dilber,Cengiz, AU - Turut,Hasan, AU - Guler,Ekrem, AU - Karabiber,Hamza, AU - Guler,Selma, Y1 - 2008/02/19/ PY - 2007/02/27/received PY - 2007/04/17/accepted PY - 2008/2/22/pubmed PY - 2008/3/26/medline PY - 2008/2/22/entrez SP - 164 EP - 6 JF - Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre JO - Med Princ Pract VL - 17 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To present a case in which diffuse cystic bronchiectasis was associated with left microtia/external auditory canal atresia. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 10-year-old girl suffering from cough, fever, dyspnea and sputum for 6 months was transferred to our clinic due to the diagnosis of bronchopneumonia. She had recurrent episodes of bronchopneumonia. On examination, left microtia and left external auditory canal atresia were detected. Thorax CT revealed diffuse cystic bronchiectasis on the left lung. Radiological examination showed atresia of the left external auditory canal. We could not find any etiopathological reason causing bronchiectasis. INTERVENTION: The patient underwent left pneumonectomy and postoperative histopathology was reported as bronchiectasis. CONCLUSION: This report shows a unique case in which an association of diffuse cystic bronchiectasis and left microtia/external auditory canal atresia was observed. Hence in newborns with microtia and/or external auditory canal atresia, the probability of development of bronchiectasis should be borne in mind and such patients should be followed up more carefully regarding this rare association. SN - 1423-0151 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18287804/Diffuse_cystic_bronchiectasis_associated_with_left_microtia_and_external_auditory_canal_atresia:_a_very_rare_coincidence_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000112974 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -