Surgical management of empyema

K. Katariya, R. J. Thurer

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The cause and presentation of empyema thoraces has changed little since it was first described. The natural history of the disease can be divided into different stages. Different therapeutic measures, medical and surgical, are available for the treatment at various stages. The management of empyema is discussed, emphasizing the surgical aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-406
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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