Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 6, pp 607–608 | Cite as

Post-pneumonectomy Empyema Due to Necrosis and Perforation of a Herniated Stomach

  • Georgi Yankov
  • Viktoria IlievaEmail author
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Pleural complications after pneumonectomy occur not only in the early postoperative period but also several years after surgery. Post-pneumonectomy empyema (PPE) is such a possible complication that must be recognized and adequately treated. Sometimes the management of PPE can be extremely challenging because of an abnormal disease presentation and the critical condition of the patient. Herein, present you a unique case of an incarcerated diaphragmal hernia with stomach perforation and necrosis in a post-pneumonectomy patient with development of PPE.


Post-pneumonectomy empyema PPE Diaphragmal hernia Stomach perforation 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Pulmonary DiseasesMedical University - SofiaSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive care, University Hospital of Pulmonary DiseasesMedical University – SofiaSofiaBulgaria

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