Author Nishikawa, Hitoshi| Oto, Takahiro| Otani, Shinji| Harada, Masaaki| Iga, Norichika| Miyoshi, Kentaroh| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Published Date 2013-12
Publication Title The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume volume146
Issue issue6
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/54816
FullText URL 70_6_507.pdf
Author Torigoe, Hidejiro| Toyooka, Shinichi| Yamamoto, Hiromasa| Soh, Junichi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Abstract We present the case of a 65-year-old Japanese man diagnosed with chronic empyema (without a bronchopleural fistula) that occurred 7 months after he underwent an extrapleural pneumonectomy for right malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Following thoracic drainage and irrigation for 1 month, we performed surgery by a thoracoscopic approach, in light of his general condition. We performed debridement and removal of the Gore-Tex polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch that had been used for the reconstruction of the diaphragm and the pericardium. The empyema had not relapsed when he died from recurrence of the MPM at 4 months after the thoracoscopic surgery. This patientʼs case suggests that thoracoscopic debridement and patch removal can be a therapeutic option for not only early-stage (exudative or fibrinopurulent) empyema but also late-stage (organized and chronic) empyema without a bronchopleural fistula, particularly for patients in poor general condition.
Keywords empyema chronic extrapleural pneumonectomy thoracoscopic debridement patch removal
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2016-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume70
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 507
End Page 510
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2016 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 28003678
Author Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Published Date 2009-12-01
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume121
Issue issue3
Content Type Journal Article
Author Miyoshi, Kentaroh| Oto, Takahiro| Otani, Shinji| Tanaka, Shin| Harada, Masaaki| Kakishita, Tomokazu| Hori, Shiro| Waki, Naohisa| Yamane, Masaomi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Published Date 2011-12-01
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume123
Issue issue3
Content Type Journal Article
Author Kubo, Takafumi| Toyooka, Shinichi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Published Date 2012-12-03
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume124
Issue issue3
Content Type Journal Article
Title Alternative The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
Author Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Publication Title Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Published Date 2017-04-03
Volume volume129
Issue issue1
Start Page 63
End Page 64
ISSN 0030-1558
language 日本語
Copyright Holders Copyright (c) 2017 岡山医学会
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DOI 10.4044/joma.129.63