ROLE OF ICD IN THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS

Dr Sendhil Sengodan, Dr R. Saravana Kumar, Dr Henry Prabakaran, N. Preethi

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Use of thoracostomy for the evacuation of air , fluid from the pleural space has become so common
these days . TB turns out to be the common cause of pleural pathology like pleural effusion,pneumothorax.we aim to bring
out the importance of treating the complication of tuberculosis by thoracostomy by a retrospective study done in a rural medical college hospital
IRT PMCH.
METHODS:A Retrospective study of 20 consecutive patients with pleural diseases were taken from a period of May 2017 to May 2018.
CONCLUSION:ICD is used in the acute emergencies of shortness of breath . It is most commonly done in conditions of massive pleural effusion
due to tuberculosis,malignancy and trauma.it is really useful in life saving emergency.


Keywords


PLEURAL DISEASES,THORACOSTOMY,TUBERCULOSIS.

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