The Efficacy of VATS and Intrapleural Fibrinolytic Therapy in Parapneumonic Empyema Treatment


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SAMANCILAR O., AKÇAM T. İ. , KAYA S. O. , ÖZTÜRK O., AKÇAY O., CEYLAN K. C.

ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.24, no.1, pp.19-24, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5761/atcs.oa.17-00153
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-24

Abstract

Background: Development of multiloculation-septation is a challenging entity in empyema patients. In this study, it is aimed to investigate the success rates of videothoracoscopic deloculation (VATS-D) and intrapleural fibrinolytic (IPFib) application after tube thoracostomy.