Pulmonary parenchymal abscess: VATS approach to diagnosis and treatment

Francis J. Podbielski, Heron E. Rodriguez, Irvin M. Wiesman, Andrew M. Brown, Emily D. Quiros, Mohammed F. Ziauddin

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Abstract

Lung abscesses are usually treated with antibiotic regimens and postural drainage. Treatment failure necessitates transbronchial drainage with radiographically guided or open procedures. A patient with a lung abscess remained febrile despite a 2-week course of antibiotics and 3 unsuccessful percutaneous drainage attempts. Video-assisted thoracoscopic exploration localized the abscess and facilitated endoscopic unroofing and debridement of the cavity. Thoracoscopic drainage techniques offer a reliable and expedient option for refractory lung abscesses when compared to standard therapy alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Lung Abscess
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Drainage
Postural Drainage
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Debridement
Treatment Failure
Abscess
Fever
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Podbielski, F. J., Rodriguez, H. E., Wiesman, I. M., Brown, A. M., Quiros, E. D., & Ziauddin, M. F. (2001). Pulmonary parenchymal abscess: VATS approach to diagnosis and treatment. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 9(4), 339-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/021849230100900425

Pulmonary parenchymal abscess : VATS approach to diagnosis and treatment. / Podbielski, Francis J.; Rodriguez, Heron E.; Wiesman, Irvin M.; Brown, Andrew M.; Quiros, Emily D.; Ziauddin, Mohammed F.

In: Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, Vol. 9, No. 4, 01.01.2001, p. 339-341.

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Podbielski, FJ, Rodriguez, HE, Wiesman, IM, Brown, AM, Quiros, ED & Ziauddin, MF 2001, 'Pulmonary parenchymal abscess: VATS approach to diagnosis and treatment', Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 339-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/021849230100900425
Podbielski FJ, Rodriguez HE, Wiesman IM, Brown AM, Quiros ED, Ziauddin MF. Pulmonary parenchymal abscess: VATS approach to diagnosis and treatment. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. 2001 Jan 1;9(4):339-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/021849230100900425
Podbielski, Francis J. ; Rodriguez, Heron E. ; Wiesman, Irvin M. ; Brown, Andrew M. ; Quiros, Emily D. ; Ziauddin, Mohammed F. / Pulmonary parenchymal abscess : VATS approach to diagnosis and treatment. In: Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. 2001 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 339-341.
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