Thoracoscopic management of empyema thoracis

Article · October 2007with50 Reads
DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.38908 · Source: PubMed
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.