Atelectasis of a complete lung caused by plastic bronchitis is a rare disease. We describe a 3-year-old boy with respiratory insufficiency for which an endoscopic rigid bronchoscopy was needed to clear the left bronchial tree. He recovered completely. Plastic bronchitis as a diagnosis and its treatment are described.
|Translated title of the contribution||Plastic bronchitis, an unusual cause of respiratory in sufficiency|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Keel- Neus- Oorheelkunde|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2007|