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Rev Mal Respir. 1994;11(1):5-11.

[Thoracic surgery: progression to surgical endoscopy].

[Article in French]

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Service de Chirurgie Thoracique et Digestive, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris.


Surgical thoracoscopy is in its first stage of development. However indications are expanding rapidly. This work is a review of the conditions of surgical endoscopy of the chest, the equipment currently available and the main indications. Some of these indications are already accepted. For other indications, further evaluation is needed. Many experimental works as well as clinical studies are required in order to make progress.

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