Pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia with gangrene of the lung and empyema

J Nilas Young, P. C. Samson

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The following case report demonstrates the occasional necessity for staged thoracic surgical intervention in the management of a clinical condition commonly associated with high mortality: overwhelming pseudomonas pulmonary infection and septic shock. Intervention included the use of emergency wide-open drainage of gangrene of the lung and empyema, followed by sequential, interval lobectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-257
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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