Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 2nd, 1998
The analysis included 1,655 patients treated at the university hospital for thoracic tuberculosis.
The findings revealed that a variety of procedures were necessary in 2.2 percent cases only. They can be grouped as tubercular empyema with or without bronchopleural fistula in 1,507 (91 percent), complicated pulmonary tuberculosis in 78 (4.7 percent), cold abscess in the chest wall with or without lymphadenitis in 54 (3.2 percent) and osteomyelitis of the ribs and sternum in 16 cases (0.9...
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