Removal of lung tissue is done less often in children than it is in adults. Acquired lesions, such as carcinoma or chronic infections, are much less common in childhood. Most operations are performed for congenital problems, and less commonly for infectious etiologies. Table 23.1 lists the indications for pulmonary resection in children.
|Title of host publication||Operative Pediatric Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sixth Edition|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2006|