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.

Translated title of the contributionSurgical management of pulmonary tubercolosis
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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