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What is an empyema ?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Pus in chest

Pus within chest cavity, serious condition.
With early recognition, proper drainage, re-expansion of lung, and treatment of underlying cause, it is very treatable. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/5dncp.

In brief: Pus in chest

Pus within chest cavity, serious condition.
With early recognition, proper drainage, re-expansion of lung, and treatment of underlying cause, it is very treatable. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/5dncp.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Empyema...

Empyema is when there is pus in the space surrounding the lung, between the lung and chest wall.
It often needs to be drained as well as treated with antibiotics. It is a serious infection.

In brief: Empyema...

Empyema is when there is pus in the space surrounding the lung, between the lung and chest wall.
It often needs to be drained as well as treated with antibiotics. It is a serious infection.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Thank
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