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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 141-148

Thoracoscopic management of empyema thoracis


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

Correspondence Address:
Michael A Wait
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75390
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.38908

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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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