Lung sealant and morbidity after pleural decortication: a prospective randomized, blinded study

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Prolonged postoperative air leaks (AL) are a major cause of morbidity. Aim of this work was evaluating use of a Lung Sealant System (Pleuraseal, Covidien, Mansfield, MA, U.S.A.) in pleural decortications for empyema thoracis. METHODS From January 2008 to December 2008, 46 consecutive patients received pleural decortications for empyema thoracis… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1749-8090-5-45

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