Category: Empyema

Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Discussion of Reappraisal of Empyema Thoracis

After the report in 1946 by Samson and Burford, open procedures for empyema thoracis were often delayed until pleurodesis was assured if surgery could not be performed within the first three weeks. Eloesser subsequently developed an ingenious flap technique to drain the empyema cavity after it was allowed to mature to the point of ensuring […]