Le fistole adenobronchiali tubercolari (FABT) in età pediatrica. Osservazioni su una casistica pediatrica

Translated title of the contribution: Tuberculosis adenobronchial fistula (TABF) in children. Consideration on pediatric cases

F. Ticca, M. C. Graziani, L. Lancella, M. R. Rivosecchi, D. Comparcola, L. Nicolosi, E. Carnevale, C. Ticca, S. Bottero, V. Pierro

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Aim: to assess frequence and clinical relevance of tuberculosis adenobronchial fistulas (TABF) and to evaluate the role of surgical bronchoscopy associated with antimicrobical chemiotherapy. Methods: 21 cases of TABF, admitted at the Department of Infectious Disease, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital in Rome, befween 1980 and 1995, were studied. Clinical diagnosis was confirmed by bronchial endoscopy. Results: incidence of TABF is 22,5 % of pulmonary TBC. All patiens were treated with association of medical therapy and endobronchial local surgical treatment. Conclusions: TABF is a complication of pediatric pulmonary TBC. We suggest to control clinical and radiological parameters to submit the patients to a diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy.

Translated title of the contributionTuberculosis adenobronchial fistula (TABF) in children. Consideration on pediatric cases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)266-271
Number of pages6
JournalRivista Italiana di Pediatria
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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