Results of resection for pulmonary tuberculosis

Betts, Reeve H.; Thomas, T. and Gopinath, N. (1956) Results of resection for pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 3 (2). pp. 48-55.

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During the period September 1948 to March 1955 pulmonary resection was carried out in 219 instances on 211 patients on the thoracic surgical service of the Christian Medical College Hospital. There was a hospital fatality rate of 6.6% and in addition there have been three known late deaths. All these patients have been followed insofar as possible up to September 1, 1955. Thirty-eight patients could not be followed, while 146 or 69% are known to be living and well with negative sputum. The two serious post-operative complications included 14 instances of empyema and 17 instances of reactivation or extension of the disease. It is believed that as facilities and personnel are available pulmonary resection should be considered more and more a routine treatment for those patients not arresting their disease completely on bed rest and chemotherapy. Thoracoplasty should be reserved for those patients in which, because of the distribution of the disease or other factors, cannot be safely treated by resection.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Paper presented at the XIIIth Tuberculosis Workers’ Conference, Trivandrum, January 5—8, 1956
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Resection, Resection, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Complications, Fatalities
Subjects:Surgical Procedures, Operative > Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Postoperative Complications
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Death
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory System > Lung
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:807
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:25 October 2005

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