A. R. Chaudhry, M. A. Hashmi
Pediatric Surgical Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 1, No.2. July 1978:59-61
The aim of surgical treatment of empyema is to drain pus from the pleural cavity, to facilitate expansion of the collapsed lung on the affected side, and to eradicate infection. A method using intravenous canulas (venula), transfusion sets, urethral catheters, and under-water seal bottles containing diluted Savlon is proposed. The apparatus is disposible or sterilizable, easy to obtain and handle, arid inexpensive. The average hospitilization time required was approximately 2 weeks; there were no known complications and the 46 patients were released in good health.
Keywords: Surgical Management of Empyema in Infancy and Childhood