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Thoracoscopic management of empyema thoracis.

Wait MA, Beckles DL, Paul M, Hotze M, Dimaio MJ - J Minim Access Surg (2007)

Bottom Line: Appropriate management of empyema thoracis is dependent upon a secure diagnosis of the etiology of empyema and the phase of development.Minimal access surgery using video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is one of many useful techniques in treating empyema.Complex empyema requires adjunctive treatment in addition to VATS.

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Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

ABSTRACT
Appropriate management of empyema thoracis is dependent upon a secure diagnosis of the etiology of empyema and the phase of development. Minimal access surgery using video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is one of many useful techniques in treating empyema. Complex empyema requires adjunctive treatment in addition to VATS.

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Initial thoracoscopic view of VATS decortication of a phase II (fibrinopurulent) empyema
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Figure 0004: Initial thoracoscopic view of VATS decortication of a phase II (fibrinopurulent) empyema

Mentions: VATS techniques provide access to the entire pleural space and offer direct, video-controlled imaging to allow for visceral and parietal pleural debridement and decortication [Figure 4].


Thoracoscopic management of empyema thoracis.

Wait MA, Beckles DL, Paul M, Hotze M, Dimaio MJ - J Minim Access Surg (2007)

Initial thoracoscopic view of VATS decortication of a phase II (fibrinopurulent) empyema
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0004: Initial thoracoscopic view of VATS decortication of a phase II (fibrinopurulent) empyema
Mentions: VATS techniques provide access to the entire pleural space and offer direct, video-controlled imaging to allow for visceral and parietal pleural debridement and decortication [Figure 4].

Bottom Line: Appropriate management of empyema thoracis is dependent upon a secure diagnosis of the etiology of empyema and the phase of development.Minimal access surgery using video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is one of many useful techniques in treating empyema.Complex empyema requires adjunctive treatment in addition to VATS.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

ABSTRACT
Appropriate management of empyema thoracis is dependent upon a secure diagnosis of the etiology of empyema and the phase of development. Minimal access surgery using video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is one of many useful techniques in treating empyema. Complex empyema requires adjunctive treatment in addition to VATS.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus