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Chest Infections: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections I |

Successful Treatment of Lung Abscess With Pigtailed Catheter After Failure With Antibiotics and Surgical Debridement

Dalvir Gill, MD; Sumendra Joshi, MD; James Sexton, MD
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SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):166A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.175
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Necrotizing pneumonia is a rare complication of pneumonia as it could lead to lung abscess, septic shock and respiratory failure. 80 - 90% of lung abscess are successfully treated with antibiotics, however surgical intervention is required in refractory cases1. Mortality rates are high despite thoracotomy and lobectomy, ranging from 15 - 20%1. An alternative therapy is percutaneous tube drainage.

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