Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
FUENTES VALDES, Edelberto. Monaldi's technique for treatment of pulmonary abscesses. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
The pulmonary abscesses are usually treated with antibiotics and postural drainage. However, some patients don't improve with conservative measures or have contraindications for conventional surgical treatment. The aim of present paper was the presentation of three cases underwent percutaneous drainage of pulmonary abscesses. The technique used for tube insertion, complications and postoperative course of patients were described. In such cases operation was successful without mortality and with a bronchopleural cutaneous fistula like the only complication requiring a further intervention (pneumonectomy). The percutaneous drainage of pulmonary abscesses was safe and effective in our patients.
Keywords : Pulmonary abscess; pneumonotomy; percutaneous drainage; Monaldi's technique.