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OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of artificial pneumothorax (AP) in the management of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients when anti-tuberculosis treatment is ineffective. DESIGN We evaluated the outcome of therapy in 214 patients with cavitary PTB bacteriologically confirmed by culture treated during 1998-2004, 78.9% of whom had multidrug(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinal tumors can reach a huge size and give rise to serious surgical and oncological problems. METHODS A review of 18 patients with huge mediastinal tumors was performed. Ages ranged from 16 to 61 years, and 10 were male. In 4 cases, exploratory thoracotomies had been undertaken in other hospitals; in one patient, the tumor recurred after(More)
Sarcoma of the pulmonary artery is a rare tumor. At present the literature describes single cases. However the number of publications increases in recent time due to improved diagnostics. There are appeared papers, which provide a series of observations of surgical treatment for this kind of tumor exceeded more than 10 cases. It can be assumed that today(More)
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