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Current evidence for the management of paediatric parapneumonic effusions.

Authors
  • Paraskakis, Emmanouil
  • Vergadi, Eleni
  • Chatzimichael, Athanasios
  • Bouros, Demosthenes
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Medical Research and Opinion
Publisher
Informa UK (Librapharm)
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2012
Volume
28
Issue
7
Pages
1179–1192
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1185/03007995.2012.684674
PMID: 22502916
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The main steps in treatment are diagnostic thoracocentesis and imaging, small percutaneous drainage, and considering fibrinolysis in complicated PPE. In case of failure, VATS should be the surgical method to be applied.

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