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Thoracic empiema

Dainius Amerigas Piscikas, Saulius Cicenas, Algirdas Jackevicius, Arnoldas Krasauskas, Renata Jakubauskiene
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate possibilites of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in diagnosis and treatment of pleuritis. 1997-2002 in Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology of Vilnius University Institute of Oncology 206 patients underwent videothoracoscopic procedures (146 (70.8%) of them for pleuritis). All procedures were performed in general anesthesia using double lumen tube. Mean patient age was 61+/-10 years. One hundred three women (71%) and 43 men (29%) were operated. Seventy four (51%) chemopleurodesis was performed with pleural biopsies: for 2 patients (1...
2004: Medicina
Dainius Piscikas, Saulius Cicenas
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate efficacy of videothoracoscopic operations in diagnosis and treatment of lung and pleural diseases. In 1997-2001 186 operations were performed using videothoracoscopic devices in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University. Fourty eight resections were performed: 4 (8%) lobectomies, 1 (2%) pericardial cystectomy, 3 (6%) simpatectomies, 3 (6%) intrathoracal lipomectomies, 1 (2%) removing calcificate, 3 (6%) resections of pericardium, 15 (30%) removing metastases, 12 (25%) hamartomas, 6 (13%) wedge resections of lungs tissue due to I(st) stage NSCLC performed for the elderly...
2002: Medicina
P Santillán-Doherty
OBJECTIVE: To review the experience in minimally invasive videoassisted surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of thoracopulmonary problems. METHOD: Retrospective review of the clinical charts of patients submitted to thoracic videoassisted surgical procedures at the Instituto Nacional de Nutrición Salvador Zubiran from February 1993 to March 1995. RESULTS: A total of 102 patients were submitted to videoassisted thoracic surgery. There were three main indications for the procedure: 1) pleural disease (n = 30); 2) pulmonary disease (n = 66); and 3) various (n = 6)...
September 1995: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
S J Malenić, R M Jaković, L G Andrić
Correctly performed antituberculous chemotherapy, together with the early diagnostics of tuberculosis, significantly lowered the need for surgery. Surgery is limited to patients with poor or no response to chemotherapy. In the period between 1983-1992 212 tuberculous patients were operated in the Clinic for Thoracic surgery, the Institute for the Pulmonary Disease the operated patients had the following form of the disease: primary tuberculosis in 4 patients (1.87%), 104 patients (49.06%) had the postprimary form of the disease, 67 patients (31...
1994: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
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