Approach to Empyema Necessitatis


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

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.35, ss.981-985, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00268-011-1035-5
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.981-985

Özet

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.