oa South African Medical Journal - Anaesthesia for the surgery of pulmonary tuberculosis*

Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



*Read at the S.A. Medical Congress, East London, October 6 to 11, 1947. The particular problems concerning anaesthesia for the surgery of pulmonary tuberculosis have been outlined. Certain desiderata have been stressed. Pre- and post-operative treatment has been discussed. Techniques for local and general anaesthesia have been descriptionbed. The importance of bronchial blocking has been stressed, and a descriptionption of the blocker and its usage given. The relative merits of local and general anaesthesia for lobectomy and pneumonectomy have been compared.

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