Effectiveness of Uniportal VATS as the First Line Treatment in Early Stage Empyema: A Single Center Clinical Experience


SEVİLGEN G. , TÜRÜT H. , TÜLÜCE K.

IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.24, no.4, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.32592/ircmj.2022.24.4.1789
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Keywords: Empyema, Multiloculation and Septation, VATS, ASSISTED THORACOSCOPIC SURGERY, INTRAPLEURAL STREPTOKINASE, PARAPNEUMONIC EFFUSIONS, PLASMINOGEN-ACTIVATOR, SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT, PLEURAL EMPYEMA, OUTCOMES, DECORTICATION, EFFICACY

Abstract

Background: Development of multiloculation and septation in complicated parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) may lead to difficult treatment. The studies pointed out that as fibrinolytic therapy might have the potential of complications and a time consuming character, so we should change our management strategy in such patients.