LUNG ALERT...........: The role of pneumonectomy in non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections

Price, G.
November 2004
Thorax;Nov2004, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p954
Academic Journal
This article presents information about a study which analyzes the role of pneumonectomy in non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. This study reports over 15 years of experience from the Fukujuji Hospital, Tokyo, reviewing 53 patients who required pulmonary resection for resistant non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. There was no operative-mortality. In this series, bronchopleural fistula occurred in three patients, all right sided. Other postoperative complications included respiratory failure and empyema.


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