Management of tuberculous empyema
Tandon, R.N. and Khanna, B.K. (1960) Management of tuberculous empyema. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 7 (4). pp. 95-99.
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The hospital records of 40 cases of tuberculous empyema admitted to our hospital from 1954 to 1959 have teen scrutinized. With the rational use of the chemotherapy, observation of strict head-low position, and intra-pleural Kaolin medication 62.5% cases registered an improvement. Complete expansion of the lungs was noted in 50% cases. Only 15% cases had expired. We believe that still the management of tuberculous empyema is essentially medical and surgery should be done in only selected cases.
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