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Surgical strategy for tubercular abscess in the chest wall: experience of 120 cases.
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PMID:  22241003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVESWe aim to optimize surgical strategy to decrease relapse of tubercular abscess in the chest wall (TACW).METHODSThe records of 120 patients who underwent surgical treatment for TACW from May 2005 to March 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. We conducted the following surgical treatment as '6C + A' by abbreviating the first alphabet of each step: (i) careful exploration of the abscess; (ii) complete resection; (iii) cavity washing using sodium bicarbonate solution; (iv) coverage using muscle flap; (v) continuous suction and drainage; (vi) compression dressing and (vii) anti-tuberculosis medication.RESULTSOne hundred and thirteen cases were discharged for rehabilitation with the first stage wound healing (113/120). Four cases postoperatively suffered from subcutaneous fistula which was healed after dressing changes for 1-2 months. Three patients with an abscess relapse underwent the second operation 2 months after the first operation. Follow-ups ranged from 2 months to 6 years and demonstrated no recurrence.CONCLUSIONSWe deem the surgical procedures '6C + A' effective to obviate relapse of TACW.
Bo Deng; Qun-You Tan; Ru-Wen Wang; Yong He; Yao-Guang Jiang; Jing-Hai Zhou; Yong-Gang Liang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Surgery Research, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, P.R. China.
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