Approach to Empyema Necessitatis


Akgul A. G. , Orki A., Orki T., Yuksel M., Arman B.

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.35, no.5, pp.981-985, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00268-011-1035-5
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.981-985
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Thoracic empyema is a collection of pus in the pleural space. Empyema necessitatis is a rare complication of empyema, characterized by the dissection of pus through the soft tissues of the chest wall and eventually through the skin. We present nine cases of empyema necessitatis, including etiology, duration, and characteristics of clinical history, kind of surgery used, and treatment choices.