THE ROLE OF EXTRAPLEURAL THORACOMYOPLASTY FOR CONVERSION OF SMEARS IN PATIENTS WITH DRUG RESISTANT DESRUCTIVE PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

G. Kudriashov, A. Avetisyan, I. Vasiliev, G. Marfina, E. Popova, N. Blum, E. Sokolovich, P. Yablonsky

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Abstract

drug resistant (DR) destructive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), progressive for a long time, is an indication the drugs are stopped (WHO, Guidelines for the programmatic management of DR TB, 2007). The role of surgical treatment for these patients is unclear. Aim: To determine the feasibility of thoracomyoplasty for treatment of patients with DR destructive pulmonary TB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2436-2436
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume44
Issue numberS58
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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