Surgery for Tuberculosis – More than thoracoplasty?

Long time readers know that tuberculosis, and the surgical treatment of tuberculosis have been high on our interest list here at   While surgery was once the mainstay of treatment for tuberculosis (and was in fact, responsible for the emergence of thoracics as a surgical specialty) since the development effective antibiotic regimens

Now, the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons is hosting a dedicated course on the surgical treatment of tuberculosis in Cepina, Italy this November.  The course runs from November 20th to November 23, 2017 and includes presentations on surgical treatment of tuberculosis, including the technical aspects of thoracoplasty, as well as the clinical and medical indications for surgical treatment of tuberculosis.

To register for the course – go to

Link to Course programme

Unfortunately, won’t be there (and the organizer I met with recently made it very clear that was not welcome).  But if you have a chance to attend – and would like to pass on your notes or observations about the course, please contact

Author: K Eckland

World of Thoracic Surgery is a blog about the work, research, and practices of thoracic surgeons around the world. It includes case studies, [sometimes] dry research, interviews with thoracic surgeons along with patient perspectives, and feedback.

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