HOWARD FRUCHT, M.D.; PAUL KUNKEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HOWARD M. SPIRO, M.D.
In advising operation for a patient with peptic ulcer, the physician must weigh the potential gain against the operative risk and, what is more important, against the postoperative disability. Definite surgical indications, such as repeated bleeding, are easily recognized. The so-called "intractable ulcer," for which elective operation is considered, offers the most difficult problem, and decision is often swayed by a narrow margin. Most of the postoperative difficulties following gastric surgery are well known, but one possible complication, which only recently has begun to attract attention, is increased susceptibility to tuberculosis.
Our interest in this complication was aroused by a
FRUCHT H, KUNKEL P, SPIRO HM. PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS FOLLOWING GASTRIC RESECTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:696–705. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-4-696
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(4):696-705.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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