Thoracoplasty in pulmonary tuberculosis:an evaluation based on 500 cases

Patel, C.V. and Anand, A.L. (1959) Thoracoplasty in pulmonary tuberculosis:an evaluation based on 500 cases. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 7 (1). pp. 9-14.

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A follow-up for a period ranging from 1 to 8 years of 500 patients, who had undergone thoracoplasty have shown that 77.4% of these cases remained arrested and inactive. The patients were rehabilitated to full normal activity of life. The results would have been more impressive, if the choice of the patients would have been less liberal. It is comparatively seldom that a patient with a well performed thoracoplasty shows evidence of relapse. In under-developed countries where facilities are lacking, thoracoplasty is a reliable and worthy substitute for excision.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Thoracoplasty, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Evaluation, Collapse Therapy, Ambulatory Treatment
Subjects:Surgical Procedures, Operative > Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory System > Lung
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Postoperative Care
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Postoperative Period
Investigative Techniques > Evaluation Studies
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:877
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:28 October 2005

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