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(Pleural effusion)
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  • Life threatening polyserositis post oesophagectomy. [Journal Article]
  • RMRespir Med Case Rep 2019; 26:42-44
  • Alaee S, Foley PWX, Stanton AE
  • A 46 year old lady presented three weeks after an oesophagectomy for oesophageal carcinoma with increasing breathlessness and a large left-sided pleural effusion. Computed tomography (CT) scan of her...
  • Treatment of chronic tuberculous empyema by intrapleural injection of anhydrous ethanol. [Journal Article]
  • RMRespir Med Case Rep 2019; 26:35-38
  • Nie Q, Tao LX, … Zhang DY
  • CONCLUSIONS: Surgical operation is the main treatment of chronic tuberculous empyema, which has a high cost and large injury, and many patients do not accept this treatment. In this study, intrapleural injection of anhydrous ethanol could achieve the purpose of eliminating the pus cavity, which is particularly suitable for patients who cannot tolerate surgery or are unwilling to undergo surgical treatment.
  • Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery in the treatment of pleural empyema. [Journal Article]
  • JTJ Thorac Dis 2018; 10(Suppl 31):S3696-S3703
  • Ismail M, Nachira D, … Rueckert JC
  • CONCLUSIONS: According to our experience, we consider U-VATS as an adequate procedure in the treatment of "stages II and III" empyemas when the necessary surgical expertise has been achieved. Indeed, U-VATS permits an easier performance and complete debridement and decortication, with a very low risk for conversion and excellent postoperative outcomes in terms of less pain, fast recovery and cosmetic results.
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