Skip to main content


Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Fig. 3 | Surgical Case Reports

Fig. 3

From: Computed tomography-guided thoracoscopic debridement for multiple loculated organizing empyema: a case report

Fig. 3

Cavity II: This cavity was present from outside of the right upper lobe to the interlobar space between upper and lower lobes, in which a chest drainage tube has been inserted. Axial view (a), coronal view (b), and sagittal view (c) of chest CT findings at admission. Preoperative CT shows empyema cavity with some air bubbles and thickened peel (c). Intraoperative CBCT after initial debridement shows insufficiently dissected cavity (d, arrow). Additional debridement resulted in successful shrinkage of the empyema cavity 2 weeks postoperatively (e, arrow)

Back to article page