January 2009
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p317
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A definition of the term "bronchiectasis," is presented. It refers to the chronic dilation of a bronchus or bronchi because of the damaging effects of a long-standing infection. The dilation may either be saccular or varicose in shape. The symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and patient care are discussed.


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