A case of extrapleural empyema

Shin Ichi Osaki, Yoichi Nakanishi, Kouei Andou, Koichi Takano, Koichi Takayama, Nobuo Hirota, Tsuneo Ishibashi, Nobuyuki Hara

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A 49-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and alcoholic liver cirrhosis presented with dyspnoea and fever. A chest computed tomography scan revealed three areas of loculated pleural effusion. Initially, the patient was thought to have an intrapleural empyema and was treated with intravenous antibiotics and closed drainage. However, as he did not improve, he was then treated with open drainage. During open drainage, the patient was diagnosed to have an extrapleural empyema and improved following open drainage treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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