Thoracomyoplasty in the Treatment of Empyema: Current Indications, Basic Principles, and Results

@article{Boianu2012ThoracomyoplastyIT,
  title={Thoracomyoplasty in the Treatment of Empyema: Current Indications, Basic Principles, and Results},
  author={Petre Vlah-Horea Boţianu and A. M. Botianu},
  journal={Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012}
}
  • Petre Vlah-Horea Boţianu, A. M. Botianu
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Empyema remains a challenge for modern medicine. Cases not amenable to lung decortication are particularly difficult to treat, requiring prolonged hospitalizations and mutilating procedures. This paper presents the current role of thoracomyoplasty procedures, which allow complete and definitive obliteration of the infected pleural space by a combination of thoracoplasty and the use of neighbourhood muscle flaps (latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior, pectoralis, rectus abdominis, omentum, etc… CONTINUE READING
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