Current surgical therapy for patients with tuberculous abscess of the chest wall.

@article{Cho2006CurrentST,
  title={Current surgical therapy for patients with tuberculous abscess of the chest wall.},
  author={Kyu Do Cho and Deog Gon Cho and Min Seop Jo and Myeong Im Ahn and Chan Beom Park},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={1220-6}
}
BACKGROUND Although anti-tuberculosis medication is essential for the treatment of tuberculous abscess of the chest wall, surgical treatment also plays an important role. We report our surgical experience for patients with tuberculous abscess of the chest wall. METHODS The series was comprised of 16 patients with tuberculous abscess of the chest wall, and they were treated from May 1996 to June 2003 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Suwon, Korea. The data were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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