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Thoracic Infections

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Chung et. al. Optimal timing of thoracoscopic drainage and decortication for empyema

A new Korean study looks at the best time to perform surgical interventions on patients with empyema thoracis. Continue reading

mystery diagnosis: pleural plaques

Discovery of extensive pleural plaques during VATS Continue reading

Mediastinitis: a potentially lethal infection

Exploring the causes of mediastinitis in non-cardiac surgery patients with review of recent cases in the literature. Continue reading

VATS decortication: Empyema

an in-depth look at video-assisted thoracoscopy for decortication of advanced empyema. Continue reading

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