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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.5 P.375~379

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B0820368


Value of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculoma: 53 cases analysis and review of literature


Author(s):  Kun-Yen HSU, Hwa-Chan LEE, Chien-Chih OU, Shi-ping LUH

Affiliation(s):  Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yi 60069, Taiwan, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   luh572001@yahoo.com.tw

Key Words:  Tuberculoma, Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), Anti-tuberculosis treatment


Kun-Yen HSU, Hwa-Chan LEE, Chien-Chih OU, Shi-ping LUH. Value of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculoma: 53 cases analysis and review of literature[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(5): 375~379.

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Abstract: 
tuberculoma of the lung is one of manifestations in tuberculosis and usually presents as a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN). It is difficult to differentiate tuberculoma from SPN by other benign or malignant diseases. At present, the crucial role of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases has been well acknowledged. Here, we reported 53 patients undergoing VATS resection for tuberculomas in our series. No postoperative mortality was found and only two patients experienced prolonged air-leakage (>7 d) and two had minor wound infections that were recovered after anti-tuberculosis or antibiotic treatment. Anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy from 6 to 12 months was routinely used postoperatively. We conclude that VATS is a satisfactory tool for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculoma and can also establish a reliable diagnosis for all patients with SPNs.

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