Empyema and Its Management– A Brief Review of Literature | Abstract

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Empyema and Its Management– A Brief Review of Literature

Abstract

Empyema has been derived from the Greek word which means pus in the body. The first description of this pleural infection has been described by Egyptian physician Imhotep around 3000B.C, but it was famously described by Hippocrates in 500B.C. Till the early twentieth century, the only treatment option available was open surgical drainage with associated high morbidity and mortality. The other modalities of management are thoracentesis, thoracoplasty and use of fibrinolytic agents. Over the last several years; additional studies were done to explore the efficacy and safety of management modalities which are discussed in detail in the below article.

Girish L Dandagi

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