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Surgical Aspects of Pleuro-Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Surgical Aspects of Pleuro-Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Presented at 2nd Annual Conference of College of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, Africa, on 5th – 6th May 1999. Pictured in Hotel Mille Collins, rendered famous in the movie "Hotel Rwanda", which depicted the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. "Hotel Rwanda" is Hotel Mille Collins ('Thousand Hills).

PP TB is still a major public health problem in the developing and underdeveloped countries. This PPT provides a snapshot of various surgical measures that can be undertaken to rescue a damaged Lung.

Keywords: Pleural, Pulmonary, Tuberculosis, TB, Capitonage, Decortication, Pulmonectomy, Pleurectomy



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Sanjoy Sanyal
Sanjoy Sanyal (Administrator)
4 years ago

Useful for surgeons in training in Third World Countries

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