[Resection of the lung in tuberculosis].


The results of surgical treatment in 175 patients (two patients were subjected to bilateral pulmonary resection) are reported. Fibrous-cavernous tuberculosis was observed in 92 patients. The complex of preoperative management comprised increased doses of ascorbic acid to prevent postoperative capillary hemorrhages. Postoperative complications developed in 23 patients, these were liquidated in 20 cases. There were 3 deaths. A complete cure was gained in 99 patients, considerable improvement--in 71, some improvement--in 2. Late results were followed up in 160 patients within the period from 1 to 4 years. The recurrent tuberculous process was noted in 6 cases.


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