ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Tüberküloz Ampiyemde Tedavi Yaklaşımları ve Operasyon Zamanlaması
C. ŞENOL, M. ÇELİK, A. UYSAL, S. HALEZAROĞLU, M. KELEŞ, Ş. ÜREK, B. ÇAĞLAYAN, A. KOŞAR, L. SANCAKLI, B. ARMAN
Heybeliada Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahi Merkezi, İstanbul
Between January 1987 and June 1994, 38 cases with tuberculous empyema were treated in Heybeliada Chest Disease and Surgery Center. In 2 cases tube thoracostomy, in 23 cases decortication, in 8 cases decortication + resection were performed and 1 case was cured by thoracoscopic debridmen. Because of pulmonary lesions and limited pulmonary functions, more paliative surgical procedures like myoplasty (n: 3) and thoracoplasty (n: 1)

We think that good results can be obtained in tuberculous empyema in which diagnosis and treatment is more difficult than nonspesific empyema, by correct treatment procedure and timing for operation.

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