Doctors for Empyema Thoracis in Mallige Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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When pus accumulates in the area that lies between the inner surface of the chest walls and the lungs, a condition called Empyema Thoracis can develop. This condition usually strikes after the patient has recovered from pneumonia. The symptoms include dry cough, headaches, fever, sweating, and even disorientation.
HOW IS EMPYEMA THORACIS DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician will suspect this condition if you have had pneumonia and are not responding to treatment given to reduce your symptoms. Chest x-rays, scans and ultrasounds will help in the diagnosis. Blood tests are also performed to check the white blood count and ascertain the infection.
HOW IS EMPYEMA THORACIS TREATED?
The treatment will be conducted to remove the pus and drain the fluid sitting in the pleura. The doctor may conduct a thoracostomy or a percutaneous thoracentesis as well as video assisted surgery. An open decortication may also be conducted.
DID YOU KNOW?
Empyema Thoracis if left untreated results in development of large abscess that may rupture and block the airway