Surgical treatment of secondary thoracic deformity caused by empyema

Dr. Wenlin Wang, Dr. Weiguang Long, Dr. Yang Liu, Dr. Bin Cai, Dr. Juan Luo
2022 International Journal of Case Reports in Surgery  
Empyema is often accompanied by secondary chest wall deformity, mainly manifested as a depression of one side of the chest wall. So far, the treatment of empyema worldwide is only limited to the treatment of the lesions in the thoracic cavity, but no one pays attention to the deformity of the chest wall. This will not benefit the patient's complete recovery. We designed a special operation for this kind of patient. We not only eliminated the abscess focus, but also corrected the chest wall
more » ... mity simultaneously, which has achieved good surgical results. In this article, we introduce the operation of a 29-year-old female patient with empyema. After the lesions in the thoracic cavity were cleared, we used MatrixRIB to correct the thoracic deformity and achieved satisfactory results.
doi:10.22271/27081494.2022.v4.i2a.50 fatcat:vlgejcci6za3bakicvcvwkwbd4