A Novel Approach to Life-Threatening Cardiorespiratory Distress from Mediastinum Exclusion Type Chronic Empyema

Abstract

Mediastinal exclusion type of empyema (MEE) is known as a type of chronic matrical empyema with no retention of pus. However, the number of patients with this condition who undergo treatment is still very limited because the indications for a panpleuropneumonectomy, namely the main surgical treatment for MEE, are extremely rare due to their unfavorable… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-003-2684-2

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