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Empyema drainage: Empyema drainage is surgery to drain the pus from a space between the lungs and the chest wall. This procedure may require an open thoracotomy (chest wall incision) to access a large empyema, or a chest tube may be inserted in an early phase empyema.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Empyema drainage:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Empyema drainage may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Empyema drainage may include:
Possible surgical complications of Empyema drainage may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.
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