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Decompression of Enlarged Mediastinal Lymph Nodes Due to Mycobacterium TuberculosisCausing Severe Airway Obstruction in Children

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Pierre Goussard, Robert P. Gie, Jacques T. Janson, Pieter le Roux, Sharon Kling, Savvas Andronikou, Gawie J. Roussouw

250 children with tuberculosis causing central airway narrowing were evaluated.  34% needed transthoracic nodal dissection for relief of obstruction, nearely one-third of those as an urgent procedure.  Success was more common in those with bronchus intermedius or left main bronchial obstruction.  The success rate was 98%. 

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