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