When is surgical therapy indicated for cystic fibrosis (CF)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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Answer

Surgical therapy may be required for the treatment of the following respiratory complications:

  • Respiratory – Pneumothorax, massive recurrent or persistent hemoptysis, nasal polyps, persistent and chronic sinusitis

  • GI – Meconium ileus, intussusception, gastrostomy tube placement for supplemental feeding, rectal prolapse

Lung transplantation is indicated for the treatment of end-stage lung disease. [3]

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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