Empyema--a complication of vacuum-assisted closure of infected thoracotomy wounds in two consecutive cases

Am Surg. 2009 Apr;75(4):349-50.
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Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drainage / methods
  • Empyema, Pleural / diagnosis
  • Empyema, Pleural / etiology*
  • Empyema, Pleural / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy / adverse effects*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis
  • Staphylococcal Infections / etiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections / surgery
  • Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
  • Surgical Wound Infection / microbiology
  • Surgical Wound Infection / surgery*
  • Thoracotomy / adverse effects*
  • Thoracotomy / methods*