Video-assisted evacuation of empyema is the preferred procedure for management of pleural space infections.


BACKGROUND Empyema remains a cause of morbidity and mortality. Thoracoscopy has proved its versatility in the management of pleural space disorders. The suitability of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for decortication in the management of the fibrotic stage of empyema is unclear. METHODS VATS evacuation of empyema and decortication was performed on… (More)