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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 311  

Extensive unilateral tuberculosis lung with segmental atresia of principal bronchus


1 Department of Pathology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Date of Web Publication1-Jul-2014

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Radhakrishnan Nair Amita
Department of Pathology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.135800

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Amita RN, Sandhyamani S, Unnikrishnan M. Extensive unilateral tuberculosis lung with segmental atresia of principal bronchus. Lung India 2014;31:311

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Sir,

Thank you for showing interest [1] in our article [2] titled "Extensive unilateral pulmonary tuberculosis with segmental atresia of principal bronchus" and for the illuminating discussion.

We do not claim that the segmental bronchial 'atresia' seen in our case is a congenital bronchial atresia. We attribute this 'atresia' to the underlying tuberculosis, which is more common and is well known to produce this type of luminal narrowing. There are articles using 'atresia' for acquired post-inflammatory occlusions as well. [3],[4] But as pointed out "Extensive unilateral pulmonary tuberculosis with acquired segmental atresia of principal bronchus" would have been a better title, leaving no doubt to its etiology.

 
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1.Ray A. Extensive unilateral pulmonary tuberculosis with segmental atresia of principal bronchus. Lung India 2014;31:94-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Amita R, Sandhyamani S, Unnikrishnan M. Extensive unilateral pulmonary tuberculosis with segmental atresia of principal bronchus. Lung India 2014;31:94-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Magliulo G. Acquired atresia of the external auditory canal: Recurrence and long-term results. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2009;118:345-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
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4.Jacobsen N, Mills R. Management of stenosis and acquired atresia of the external auditory meatus. J Laryngol Otol 2006;120:266-71.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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