oa South African Medical Journal - Thoracoplasty for large tuberculous cavities
|Article Title||Thoracoplasty for large tuberculous cavities|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Chamber of Mines (Springkell) Sanatorium|
|Publication Date||Mar 1951|
|Pages||207 - 209|
|Keyword(s)||Extra-fascial Pneumothorax, Pulmonary resection, Thoracoplasty and Tuberculous cavities|
At the outset we showed that the orthodox thoracoplasty frequently failed to close large cavities due, in many cases, to partial re-expansion of the collapsed lung. Despite the advances of pulmonary resection, many cases of extensive disease with cavitation will still require surgical collapse therapy. The extrafascial pneumothorax or oleothorax promises well as a means of improving the results of such surgery in these cases. Several of its advantages are discussed above.
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