Peripheral lymph node tuberculosis: a comparison of various methods of management

Nanda, B.P.; Padhi, N.C. and Dandapat, M.C. (1986) Peripheral lymph node tuberculosis: a comparison of various methods of management. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 33 (1). pp. 20-23.

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Abstract

Total surgical excision of tuberculous nodes followed by chemotherapy has no extra advantage over simple chemotherapy. Surgery involves additional hazards including those associated with anaesthesia. Surgery is also expensive and skilled personnel to undertake surgery may not be available in peripheral hospitals. Thus, surgery may be recommended only for ulcers sinuses with a view to obtain a cosmetically acceptable scar or as a mopping up measure after chemotherapy for large nodes, sinuses and abscesses.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Surgery, Tuberculosis Nodes, Chemotherapy, Surgical Excision, Ulcer Sinus, Abscesses, Lymphadenoid Node, Rifampicin, Ethambutol, I.N.H., Tuberculous Lymphadenitis
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases > Lymphatic Diseases > Lymphadenitis
Organic Chemicals > Amines > Polyamines
Health Occupations > Medicine > Specialties, Surgical > Surgery
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases > Lymphatic Diseases > Tuberculosis, Lymph Node
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Lymph Node Excision
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2992
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:20 August 2008

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