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Empyema Drainage

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Empyema Drainage

What is Empyema Drainage?

During empyema drainage, pus is drained from the space between the chest wall and lungs. A chest wall incision may be needed to access a large empyema. In early phase empyema, a chest tube may be inserted.

Also Known As:

  • Pus drainage
  • Chest wall drainage
  • Lung drainage

Conditions Treated with Empyema Drainage:

Empyema drainage is utilized in cases of an empyema due to conditions such as pneumonia. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Empyema Drainage:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to empyema drainage. Chest tube thoracostomy may be performed as a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Empyema Drainage:

Empyema drainage is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Empyema Drainage:

Possible risks following empyema drainage include respiratory failure, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. In some cases, the lung will need to be removed.

Prognosis after Empyema Drainage:

The prognosis for a positive end result following empyema drainage is good.

Recovery from Empyema Drainage:

Total recovery from empyema drainage takes six to eight weeks.

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