For empyema he advises opening of the chest and indicates where and how.
Murchison refers to three cases in which it was followed by empyema.
Cold abscess or empyema of the knee is a rare condition, in which the joint becomes filled with pus.
(vii) If a hæmothorax suppurates, it must be treated on the ordinary lines of an empyema.
In rare cases the pus opens into the pleura, giving rise to empyema.
(c) Decomposition of exudates anywhere in the body, as in empyema, bronchiectasis, and large tuberculous cavities.
He speaks of a metastasis to the kidneys and bladder being peculiarly favorable in empyema.
If the spirits be thinner than air, how are they held by the tunic of the lung, since this lets pass the pus and serum of empyema?
When the matter from an abscess in the lungs finds its way into the cavity of the chest, it is called an empyema.
When three to six months have passed without any trace of secretion, the empyema may be considered cured.
empyema em·py·e·ma (ěm'pī-ē'mə)
n. pl. em·py·e·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.