|Title:||Current role of surgery in the management of pleuropulmonary tuberculosis||Authors:||LEE, YUNG-CHIE
|Issue Date:||1994||Source:||JOURNAL OF THE FORMOSAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION||Journal Volume:||v.93||Journal Issue:||n.10||Start page/Pages:||836-841||Abstract:||
This article reviews the recent surgical treatment of patients with pleuropulmonary tuberculosis in the northern Taiwan area. With the afvent of effective chemotherapeutic agents and fewer failed medical treatment, need for surgery has decreased. Furing the period 1985 ro 1991, a total of 62 patients in the northern Taiwan area received surgical tretment for lesions or complications associated with pleuropulmonay tuberculosis. In the majority of cases, patients underwent operations for undiagnosed tumors. Other indications for surgery included tuberculosis cavity with aspergilloma, localized cavity or anatomic residue with a positive acid fast bacilli smear, complications with altered anatomy secondary to tuberculosis and chronic tuberculous empyema. The appropriate selection of patients for surgical intervention should ensure satisfactory surgical results. Surgery continues to play a vital role in the management of certain patients with pleuropulmonary tuberculosis.#1386#
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