TITLE

Adult outcome of congenital lower respiratory tract malformations

AUTHOR(S)
Zach, M. S.; Eber, E.
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Jan2001, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Both early surgery and paediatric expectant management result in a patient who ultimately will reach adolescence and adulthood with some residual respiratory impairment. Thus, informed adult pulmonologists are needed who can competently take over from their paediatric colleague. Adult physicians may be challenged by a late manifestation or coincidental discovery in adulthood. Congenital malformations of the lower respiratory tract thus call for well organized cooperation between paediatric and adult pulmonologists to ensure a smooth medical transition from childhood to adulthood.
ACCESSION #
12948807

 

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