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Join international experts to discuss the role of surgery in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Discussion Briefs

Role of Surgery in Management of Tuberculosis

In an era of increasing rates of drug resistant tuberculosis and lack of fully effective medicines, the role of surgery in the management of tuberculosis is being revisited. During a one-week virtual panel discussion organized in the GHDonline MDR-TB community, leading experts and community members presented their experiences and discussed when patients appear to benefit most from surgical interventions. Other topics included the benefits and risks of surgical interventions, how to mitigate these risks, the process of combining medical and surgical treatment, types of surgical interventions recommended, the requirements for successful outcomes of surgical intervention, and strategies for establishing best practices for the use of surgery.
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