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Empyema drainage

Empyema drainage

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.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Empyema drainage

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Empyema drainage:

  • Empyema (e.g. due to pneumonia)

Other Surgical Options: Empyema drainage

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Empyema drainage may include these surgeries:

  • Chest tube thoracostomy (thorascopic drainage)

Anesthetic Requirements for Empyema drainage

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Empyema drainage may include:

Procedure Complications: Empyema drainage

Possible surgical complications of Empyema drainage may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Empyema drainage

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Empyema drainage: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Empyema drainage: Six to eight weeks.

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