The role of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in therapeutic lung resection for pulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Yen2013TheRO,
  title={The role of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in therapeutic lung resection for pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Yi-Ting Yen and M H Wu and W. -W. Lai and J Chang and I-Lin Hsu and Ying-Yuan Chen and Wei-Li Huang and Wu-Chun Lee and Kai-Wei Chang and Yau-Lin Tseng},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={257-63}
}
BACKGROUND Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been considered an effective diagnostic modality for pulmonary tuberculosis. Its feasibility in therapeutic lung resection, however, has not been validated. METHODS The medical records of patients who underwent VATS or a thoracotomy for therapeutic resection of pulmonary tuberculosis between January 2007 and March 2011 were reviewed for age, sex, indications for surgery, approach and procedures, preoperative sputum culture status… CONTINUE READING

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