Eloesser flap

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Modality: CT

Eloesser flap is a single stage procedure for the treatment of severe pleural empyema, and involves a U-shaped incision and the resection of a number of subjacent posterolateral ribs. The U-shaped flap is then folded into the pleural space creating a permanent communication.

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Case Information

rID: 11383
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 8th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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