Is resection of bronchiectasis beneficial in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia?

Chest. 1996 Jun;109(6):1541-4. doi: 10.1378/chest.109.6.1541.


A retrospective study of 21 patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) was done. Thirteen had prior resection of bronchiectasis and eight had not. Information about present complaints was obtained by a questionnaire. The prevalence of present respiratory symptoms was the same in both groups. The surgical patients had more severe disease and 85% of them considered the operation beneficial. Selected patients with PCD may have improved conditions with resection of bronchiectasis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bronchiectasis / etiology
  • Bronchiectasis / surgery*
  • Ciliary Motility Disorders / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surveys and Questionnaires