Images of bronchiectasis in thoracic surgery
Grégoire Kouakou Ayegnon, Christophe Gueu Ménéas
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;22:20. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.22.20.7085

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Images of bronchiectasis in thoracic surgery

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;22:20. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.22.20.7085

Received: 17/05/2015 - Accepted: 02/09/2015 - Published: 09/09/2015

Key words: Bronchietasis, tuberculosis sequelae, lobarbronchiectasis

© Grégoire Kouakou Ayegnon et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Available online at: http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/22/20/full

Corresponding author: Grégoire Kouakou Ayegnon, Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Diseases, Bouaké University Teaching Hospital, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire (ayekouakougreg@yahoo.fr)


Images of bronchiectasis in thoracic surgery

 

Grégoire Kouakou Ayegnon1,&, Christophe Gueu Ménéas1

 

1Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Diseases, Bouaké University Teaching Hospital, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

 

 

&Corresponding author
Grégoire Kouakou Ayegnon, Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Diseases, Bouaké University Teaching Hospital, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

 

 

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Bronchial dilatations are also called bronchiectasis with permanent and irreversible increase in the bronchi. They can be extended or localized especially in the sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis. This affection is serious, because it is causing an embarrassing obstructive pulmonary disease, leading to social discomfort. In Côte d’ivoire, it affects young people between 30 and 40 years old with pulmonary tuberculosis. The role of surgery is still debated. Mr CK is 30 years old, hospitalized in the Thoracic Surgery Department of the University Hospital of Bouaké. He presented a symptomatic pulmonary Tuberculosis sequelae like a well localized bronchiectasis in the lower left lung lobe (A). After satisfactory preoperative investigations, we performed a left lower lobectomy in patient. Transection in the lower third of resected bronchial lower lobe, revealed multiple tubular dilatations with thickened wall containing purulent secretions (B). The specimen was sent to laboratory of pathology to confirm Pulmonary Tuberculosis sequelae.

 

Figure 1: (A) thoracic Scanshowing the localized left lower lobarbronchiectasis; (B): bronchiectasis of lower left lobar surrinfected, viewed after transection of the left lower lobectomy of lung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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