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Diagnostic thoracoscopy in pleuro-pulmonary infiltrates without pleural effusion.

Authors
  • Faurschou, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Endoscopy
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
21–25
Identifiers
PMID: 3971935
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In seven patients with pleuro-pulmonary infiltrates without pleural effusion, an artificial pneumothorax was induced, followed by diagnostic thoracoscopy, as the first and only invasive investigation; in all cases the diagnosis was confirmed by this simple procedure. The method has a low mortality correlated to other alternative diagnostic methods.

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