[Prevention and management of wound infection and empyema complicating pulmonary resection].

@article{Shiraishi2008PreventionAM,
  title={[Prevention and management of wound infection and empyema complicating pulmonary resection].},
  author={Yuji Shiraishi},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 8 Suppl},
  pages={705-9}
}
  • Yuji Shiraishi
  • Published 2008 in
    Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic…
Wound infection and empyema complicating pulmonary resection is considered surgical site infection (SSI). Wound infection after pulmonary resection rarely occurs when preventative measures against SSI are taken. Empyema complicating pulmonary resection is organ/space SSI, and one of the most devastating complications after pulmonary resection. Postresectional empyema is often associated with bronchopleural fistula, which makes the management of empyema difficult and needs expertise. The initial… CONTINUE READING