what is treatment of empyema ? chest tube insertion or VATS
i m asking this because while reading expln from qbank , i read this...
In patients with pneumonia, thoracic empyema develops
when antibiotics are not given (or delayed) and the pleural space is not drained in a timely
manner. In this case, video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS) is indicated to break down
loculations and drain pus from the pleural cavity. Therefore, not intervening with chest tube
placement is inappropriate for this patient, and VATS surgery is overly aggressive therapy at
this point in time.