Is medical thoracoscopy efficient in the management of multiloculated and organized thoracic empyema?.

@article{Ravaglia2012IsMT,
  title={Is medical thoracoscopy efficient in the management of multiloculated and organized thoracic empyema?.},
  author={Claudia Ravaglia and Carlo Gurioli and Sara Tomassetti and Gian Luca Casoni and Micaela Romagnoli and Christian Gurioli and Vanni Agnoletti and Venerino Poletti},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={219-24}
}
BACKGROUND Pleural empyema can be subdivided into 3 stages: exudative, multiloculated, and organizing. In the absence of clear septation, antibiotics plus simple drainage of pleural fluid is often sufficient treatment, whereas clear septation often requires more invasive treatment. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to report our experience and analyze the safety and efficacy of medical thoracoscopy in patients with multiloculated and organizing empyema. METHODS We performed a… CONTINUE READING

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