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Clin Chest Med. 2013 Mar;34(1):93-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2012.12.002. Epub 2013 Jan 17.

Thoracoscopy: a real-life perspective.

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 330 Cedar Street, BB205, New Haven, CT 06520-8062, USA. frank.detterbeck@yale.edu

Abstract

This article focuses on thoracoscopy for pleural procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, and discusses whether there is a difference between pleuroscopy and thoracoscopy or video-assisted thoracic surgery. How thinking should be structured regarding the management of pleural disease in the modern context of available approaches and interventions is also discussed.

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