The Authors carried out an retrospective analysis on 81 patients, 67 men and 14 women, suffering from non post-surgical thoracic empyema, to evaluate the different therapeutic procedures and respective indications. The unsuccessful response to the preserving approach (intercostal drainage and pleural lavage twice a day with specific antibiotics or antiseptics) in 56 cases, induced the Authors to carry out a video-thoracoscopy (VAT), that allowed them to define the infection stage and subsequent treatment (the carrying on of a pleural drainage-lavage in 32 cases, the transcurrent pleural irrigation in 10 cases, the open window thoracostomy followed by myoplasty in 6 cases with bronchopleural fistula, the decortication with associated pleural exeresis in 6 cases with bronchopleural fistula, the decortication with associated pleural exeresis in 6 cases, the streptokinase in pleural cavity in 2 cases). There were registered totally 3 deaths (3.7%). The Authors in conclusion assert that the VAT, carried out after the unsuccessful preserving treatment, allows the evaluation of the infection stage and consequently suggests therapy.

L’approccio terapeutico nell’empiema pleurico non post-chirurgico

DIVISI D;CRISCI, Roberto;
1998-01-01

Abstract

The Authors carried out an retrospective analysis on 81 patients, 67 men and 14 women, suffering from non post-surgical thoracic empyema, to evaluate the different therapeutic procedures and respective indications. The unsuccessful response to the preserving approach (intercostal drainage and pleural lavage twice a day with specific antibiotics or antiseptics) in 56 cases, induced the Authors to carry out a video-thoracoscopy (VAT), that allowed them to define the infection stage and subsequent treatment (the carrying on of a pleural drainage-lavage in 32 cases, the transcurrent pleural irrigation in 10 cases, the open window thoracostomy followed by myoplasty in 6 cases with bronchopleural fistula, the decortication with associated pleural exeresis in 6 cases with bronchopleural fistula, the decortication with associated pleural exeresis in 6 cases, the streptokinase in pleural cavity in 2 cases). There were registered totally 3 deaths (3.7%). The Authors in conclusion assert that the VAT, carried out after the unsuccessful preserving treatment, allows the evaluation of the infection stage and consequently suggests therapy.
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