To explain the present importance of surgery in TB management.
To describe the indications for surgery.
To discuss the different stages of surgery, along with important points to consider.
To present examples of data from one institution to help demonstrate the issues to be considered in surgical management.
Summary Surgery remains an important adjunctive method in the treatment of MDR-TB. In this article, adapted from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) School Course on “Multi-resistant tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial disease”, held at the 2004 ERS congress in Glasgow, the indications for surgical management in patients with MDR-TB are discussed, together with data from 75 patients with MDR-TB operated on in the Sureyyapasa Thoracic and Cardiovascular Diseases Teaching Hospital, Turkey, between 1993 and 2003.
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