ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The Use of Modified Sawamura Thoracoplasty in The Surgical Management of Chronic Pleural Empyema
Cemal ÖZÇELİK, İlhan İNCİ , Nesimi EREN, Gökalp ÖZGEN
Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Of the patients treated surgically due to chronic pleural empyema in our clinic, 4 underwent modified Sawamura thoracoplasty betwen 1990 and 1992. Three had tuberculous empyema, and one had post-traumatic empyema.Of the patients having tuberculous empyema, two had bronchopleural fistula. In long-term follow-up ,pleural pouch became obliterated and lung became expanded in all patints.
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