Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 246--248

Plastic bronchitis


Anil Kumar Singhi1, Bharathi Vinoth1, Sarah Kuruvilla2, Kothandam Sivakumar1 
1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Services, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Kothandam Sivakumar
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Senior Consultant, Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases, The Madras Medical Mission, 4a, Dr. J J Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 037, Tamil Nadu
India

Plastic bronchitis, a rare but serious clinical condition, commonly seen after Fontan surgeries in children, may be a manifestation of suboptimal adaptation to the cavopulmonary circulation with unfavorable hemodynamics. They are ominous with poor prognosis. Sometimes, infection or airway reactivity may provoke cast bronchitis as a two-step insult on a vulnerable vascular bed. In such instances, aggressive management leads to longer survival. This report of cast bronchitis discusses its current understanding.


How to cite this article:
Singhi AK, Vinoth B, Kuruvilla S, Sivakumar K. Plastic bronchitis.Ann Pediatr Card 2015;8:246-248


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Singhi AK, Vinoth B, Kuruvilla S, Sivakumar K. Plastic bronchitis. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Dec 8 ];8:246-248
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