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Joseph Shrager

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  • Indications for Surgery in Patients with Localized Pulmonary Infection THORACIC SURGERY CLINICS Merritt, R. E., Shrager, J. B. 2012; 22 (3): 325-?


    Nowadays, antibiotic and antifungal therapy is effective in treating some of the infections that can involve the lung parenchyma in a localized manner, such as bacterial abscess and infection with nonresistant tuberculosis strains. However, other localized pulmonary infections, for example aspergilloma and mucormycosis, are highly resistant to nonsurgical therapy, and in these diseases there are no generally successful options that do not include surgical resection. This article reviews the indications for surgical intervention in the treatment of common infections involving the lung, and also focuses on the general approaches to their management.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.05.005

    View details for Web of Science ID 000311863900007

    View details for PubMedID 22789596

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