SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: To set up a simple and practical classification system for identifying pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients who will benefit most from adjunctive surgical therapy.
METHODS: We set up a classification system (LTB-S), based on lesions(L), time of treatment(T), body condition(B) and symptom/sign(S) of candidates. In this observational study, 35 PTB patients, including multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), voluntarily underwent analysis and classification into three types: Type I (absolute surgical indication), Type II (relative indication) and Type III (contraindication). The occurrence of postoperative complication was used to assess the value of the classification.