Thoracoscopy for empyema in children.


METHODS During a 19-month period, seven children with empyema underwent thoracoscopy. The average age was 7.5 years (range, 3 to 15 years) and the duration of illness before surgery 16.5 days (range, 7 to 42 days). All patients received preoperative antibiotics, underwent ultrasound or CT scan and thoracentesis. Two patients had preoperative intercostal… (More)


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@article{Steinbrecher1998ThoracoscopyFE, title={Thoracoscopy for empyema in children.}, author={Henrik A Steinbrecher and Azad S. Najmaldin}, journal={Journal of pediatric surgery}, year={1998}, volume={33 5}, pages={708-10} }