Definition of postresectional residual pleural space.


BACKGROUND Complications of the residual postoperative pleural space (RPPS) after partial pulmonary resections increase hospital stay, cost and morbidity. The objectives of this study were to define and identify the long-term outcome of RPPS. METHODS A total of 140 partial pulmonary resections were performed in a 3-year period. Fifty-eight (41.4… (More)