Surgery is rarely used to treat
tuberculosis (TB). But it may be used to treat
extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) or to treat complications of an
infection in the lungs or another part of the body.
Recommended Related to Lung Disease/Respiratory Problems
A pleural effusion is an abnormal amount of fluid around the lung. Pleural effusions can result from many medical conditions. Most pleural effusions are not serious by themselves, but some require treatment to avoid problems.