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The Application of the Plasmajet Surgical System for Thoracic Empyema Decortication - A Novel Technique

Monday, October 19, 2015

Decortication of thoracic empyema can be a challenging procedure associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The authors present a novel technique in which argon plasma energy (APE) is utilized to perform meticulous decortication, while preserving the lung parenchyma. In the authors' view, this technique results in excellent lung expansion and a significant reduction in post-operative air-leak, bleeding, and overall hospital stay.


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