Terapia chirurgica della tubercolosi polmonare

Translated title of the contribution: Surgical management of pulmonary tubercolosis

A. Picciocchi, P. Granone, S. Margaritora, A. Cesario, D. Galetta

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Surgery for pulmonary tubercolosis (PTB) is now the second place treatment. Among the surgical indications the most debated is the multi-drug resistance of a focal pulmonary tuberculous disease. Other indications are: bronchiectasis, hemoptysis and the presence of a broncho-pleural fistula. Pulmonary Aspergilloma is a frequent indication for surgery; it is commonly a PTB sequela and causes severe complications. The presence of an unknown pulmonary mass or nodule is a surgical criterion because it might signal a cancer. Surgery therefore now constitutes a valid option for the treatment of clinical patterns of PTB unresponsive to medical treatment in severe, potentially fatal clinical conditions.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalRays - International Journal of Radiological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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