I desire to present before this society three cases, each representing a different type, in which the open method was employed. Two of these are examples of the skin sliding operation for the obliteration of large cavities in the chest, one following an extensive and protracted empyema and the other a lung abscess. The third case illustrates the open method of treating malignant tumors of the chest wall invading the thoracic cavity.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.1—Chronic suppurative empyema—skin sliding operation.