Bilateral empyema treated by sequential pleuroscopy

Submitted: May 24, 2016
Accepted: May 24, 2016
Published: June 22, 2016
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Bilateral empyema associated to infectious pericarditis is an extremely rare, yet life-threatening condition. Pleuroscopy-medical thoracoscopy has proved its efficacy in series of patients with empyema. Yet, all reported cases treated by this technique, concerned patients with pleural infection located to a single hemithorax. We present the case of a 71-year-old man with bilateral empyema treated successfully by sequential pleuroscopy, associated to infectious pericarditis.



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Archontogeorgis, Kostas, Anthony Lanfranco, Andreas Koulelidis, and Marios E. Froudarakis. 2016. “Bilateral Empyema Treated by Sequential Pleuroscopy”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 81 (1-2).