Muscle Flaps and Thoracomyoplasty as a Re-redo Procedure for Postoperative Empyema.

  title={Muscle Flaps and Thoracomyoplasty as a Re-redo Procedure for Postoperative Empyema.},
  author={Petre Vlah-Horea Boţianu and A. M. Botianu and V. Bac{\^a}rea},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  volume={64 3},
  • Petre Vlah-Horea Boţianu, A. M. Botianu, V. Bacârea
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
  • BACKGROUND  The role of muscle flaps and thoracomyoplasty in the treatment of postoperative empyema is controversial. The major difficulty is given by the sectioning of the muscular masses during the previous thoracotomy/thoracotomies, resulting in a limitation of the volume and mobility of the available neighborhood flaps. MATERIALS AND METHODS  Between January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2012, we used muscle flaps and thoracomyoplasty as a re-redo procedure in seven patients having a history of… CONTINUE READING
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