Fibrinolytic therapy for parapneumonic empyema during pregnancy


ULUTAŞ H. , Yekeler E., Sak Z. H. A. , Doru I., KUZUCU A.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS, cilt.5, ss.55-58, 2012 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.rmedc.2011.08.005
  • Dergi Adı: RESPIRATORY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.55-58

Özet

Pneumonia and parapneumonic complicated effusion during pregnancy is uncommon but poses potentially serious risks to both mother and fetus. Enzymatic debridement of the pleural cavity with fibrinolytic agents is a noninvasive option that can facilitate drainage and prevent the need for surgery. Herein, we describe the cases of two pregnant women with parapneumonic empyema who were successfully treated with intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd.