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Empyema

Empyema

EMPYEMA: Pus in a body space, usually pleural/thoracic
Chest xray shows Empyema on right with a chest tube inferior to diaphragm. Diagnosed by aspirating pus from thorax.Image

Most common causes:PneumoniaMalignancy
Pulmonary embolism
Trauma

http://meded.ucsd.edu/isp/2001/sicu/image_empyema.html

 

 

Thoracoscopy Drainage Empyema Thorax – Thoracoscopic

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