alexa A Case of Extensive Cellulitis Following a Tube Thoracostomy for a Gas- Forming Empyema
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Case Report

A Case of Extensive Cellulitis Following a Tube Thoracostomy for a Gas- Forming Empyema

Takashi Eguchi1,2*, Keiichiro Takasuna1, Yoshiaki Tsuge3 and Kazuo Yoshida2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ina central hospital, 1313-1 Koshirokubo, Ina, Japan
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Japan
3Department of Surgery, Tatsuno General Hospital, 3351 Inatomi, Tatsuno, Japan
Corresponding Author : Takashi Eguchi, MD
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan
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Received August 26, 2012; Accepted September 24, 2012; Published September 26, 2012
Citation: Eguchi T, Takasuna K, Tsuge Y, Yoshida K (2012) A Case of Extensive Cellulitis Following a Tube Thoracostomy for a Gas-Forming Empyema. J Clin Case Rep 2:206. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000206
Copyright: © 2012 Eguchi T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

We herein present a case in which extensive cellulitis occurred following a tube thoracostomy for a gas-forming empyema. A 72- year old man was admitted with a fever and cough. A chest computed tomography revealed a large effusion with an air space in the left pleural cavity. A tube thoracostomy was then performed and purulent fluid was recognized. Administration of flomoxef was started after a tube insertion. On the third hospital day, an area of erythema and tenderness was observed around the chest tube insertion site, and on the following day, this area was seen to spread extensively to the left lateral abdomen and the left leg. Subsequent computed tomography revealed widespread subcutaneous swelling with small amounts of air. Laboratory data suggested that multiple organ failure was in progress due to a severe and extensive cellulitis, and the antibiotic was changed to doripenem. Ten days after, the cellulitis had resolved and the laboratory data showed normal result. He has been followed up in our outpatient clinic with no relapse after six months. Although rare, possible occurrences of cellulitis should be considered as a potential complication resulting from a tube thoracostomy for empyema.

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