Efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for management of empyema thoracis.

@article{Homvises2012EfficacyOV,
  title={Efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for management of empyema thoracis.},
  author={Boonlawat Homvises},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 Suppl 1},
  pages={S28-32}
}
OBJECTIVE Empyema thoracis is a frequent clinical problem and share in common a considerable potential for death and morbidity. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery [VATS] debridement or decortication become popular and increase the available treatment options. The authors aim is to determine the efficacy and outcome of VATS for management of empyema thoracis in adult patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD A retrospective study of all adult patient treated for empyema between June 2009 to Feb 2011 at… CONTINUE READING