Surgical management of tuberculosis induced destroyed right lung with pathologic dextrocardia at UNTH, Enugu (a case report)
Chronic lung diseases like relapsed pulmonary tuberculosis can lead to many complications such as unilateral perenchymal destruction of the lung, pulmonary aspergilosis, scar adenocarcinoma of the lung, lung abscess or bronchiectasis among others. This reported case of unilateral right lung destruction with pathologic dextrocardia was a rare presentation in our institution. It was successfully managed by surgery. It should be emphasized that prompt diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and adequate treatment by DOT method will go a long way in reducing if not eliminating the attendant complications.
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