[Home mechanical ventilation as a treatment of the sequelae of tuberculosis surgery]

An Med Interna. 1999 Jan;16(1):35-7.
[Article in Spanish]


Nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV) has been showed useful for the treatment of chronic respiratory failure in patients with chest wall diseases due to sequelae of tuberculosis. We present a report of a patient with a thoracoplasty and a cavernostomy in situation of chronic respiratory failure. Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation improved diurnal hypoxaemia and hypercapnia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Home Care Services*
  • Humans
  • Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation*
  • Lung / surgery
  • Postoperative Care*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / therapy*
  • Reoperation
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*
  • Thoracoplasty
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / therapy*