Bilateral empyema thoracis treated simultaneously with video-assisted thoracic surgery and open decortication: A case report and review of the literature

  • Himanshu Acharya
  • Nitin P. Dhende
  • Shivaji B. Mane
  • Abu Obaidah
Keywords: bilateral empyema, children, pneumonia, simultaneous management

Abstract

Empyema thoracis is a complication and a late sequel of untreated  pneumonia in children. The reviews published on bilateral empyema are very few. We present a case that was managed bilaterally simultaneously with good results, and we also present a review of the current trend of management of this entity.


Keywords: bilateral empyema, children, pneumonia, simultaneous management

Published
2018-02-26
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1687-4137
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