Thoracoscopic management of empyema thoracis

Michael A. Wait, Daniel L. Beckles, Michelle Paul, Margaret Hotze, Michael J. Dimaio

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Appropriate management of empyema thoracis is dependent upon a secure diagnosis of the etiology of empyema and the phase of development. Minimal access surgery using video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is one of many useful techniques in treating empyema. Complex empyema requires adjunctive treatment in addition to VATS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Minimal Access Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007


  • Empyema
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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