Treatment of fungal empyema combined with osteoradionecrosis by thoracoplasty and myocutaneous flap transposition

Joon Seok Lee, In Kyu Park, Samina Park, Kwan Yong Hyun, Chang Hyun Kang, Young Tae Kim

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Abstract

We report the rare case of a 58-year-old woman who was diagnosed with fungal empyema thoracis combined with osteoradionecrosis. After 32 months of home care followed by open window thoracostomy, thoracoplasty with serratus anterior muscle transposition and a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap was performed successfully. Although thoracoplasty is now rarely indicated, it is still the treatment of choice for the complete obliteration of thoracic spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Osteoradionecrosis
Thoracoplasty
Myocutaneous Flap
Empyema
Thoracostomy
Superficial Back Muscles
Home Care Services
Thorax
Muscles
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Empyema
  • Fungal
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Thoracoplasty

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