Bismuth paste injection for empyema thoracis

A 100-year-old method revisited

Talal Ahmed Reda Mahmoud, Nor Izham Ismail, Ahmad Sobri Muda, Mohd Ramzisham Abdul Rahman

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Abstract

Bismuth paste injection into the pleural cavity used to be a treatment for chronic empyema thoracis. This method, however, was long forgotten and scarcely practiced due to advanced surgical techniques and antibiotic therapy. We report a 50-year-old man with chronic empyema thoracis who was successfully treated with bismuth paste injection after a failed surgical decortication and a long-term chest drainage. This case highlights a trial of a 100-year-old method of bismuth paste injection which proved effective after standard measures had failed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-655
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Bismuth paste injection for empyema thoracis : A 100-year-old method revisited. / Reda Mahmoud, Talal Ahmed; Ismail, Nor Izham; Muda, Ahmad Sobri; Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ramzisham.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 90, No. 2, 08.2010, p. 654-655.

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Reda Mahmoud, Talal Ahmed ; Ismail, Nor Izham ; Muda, Ahmad Sobri ; Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ramzisham. / Bismuth paste injection for empyema thoracis : A 100-year-old method revisited. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 90, No. 2. pp. 654-655.
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