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2022 Jul 08

Int J Surg Case Rep


Case report on peri-operative surgical and anaesthetic management of ruptured humongous lung abscess.


Siddiqui K M, Azizullah A, Yousuf M S
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Jul 08; 97:107381.
PMID: 35868131.


Early thoracic empyema is usually treated through video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) decortication. Patient selection is important for decortication if an effective surgical outcome is required. Lung isolation techniques are required to provide anesthesia for these patients to facilitate the surgeon while operating on the affected lung. The ultimate target is to protect the non-diseased contra-lateral lung from contamination.