Pulmonary resection in lung tuberculosis (a review of 40 cases)
Basu, A.K. and Asraf, A. (1955) Pulmonary resection in lung tuberculosis (a review of 40 cases). Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 2 (3). pp. 87-92.
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This paper is a review of 40 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis most of whom were treated by various types of pulmonary resection between November 1953 and December 1954. In recent years, there has been general recognition of the value of this method of treatment in preference to various collapse procedures and increasing number of cases are being sent to the Thoracic Surgery Centres in the country for consideration of resection surgery. There is, however, as yet no finality about the indications for resection therapy and while some late complications and after effects of pulmonary tuberculosis may be considered as eminently suitable for resection, there seems to be much ground for controversy about the application of the method of treatment in earlier types of cases. A review of the cases that were referred to us from different sources and were selected for operation as also an analysis of the difficulties encountered at the time of operation .and our post-operative complications and difficulties may be of some interest. Evaluation of the final result of the operation, however, must await a much longer period of follow up.
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