International Medical Journal, Vol. 14., Iss. 3, 2008, P. 64−66.
THE EXPERIENCE OF THORACOSCOPIC SURGICAL TECHNIQUE APPLICATION IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE PLEURAL EMPYEMA
Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
The peculiarities of treatment for acute empyema of the pleura with the use of thoracoscopic techniques are featured. The techniques of pleural cavity drainage under thoracoscopic guidance as well as thoracoscopic lung decortication are described. Good results of this therapeutic tactics were noted.
Key words: acute pleural empyema, thoracoscopic surgical techniques.