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Esophageal atesia

Scott A Engum
Thoracoscopy was initially described for use in children to obtain pulmonary biopsy samples in the immunocompromised patient. With refinements in technique, development of better instrumentation, and advances in pediatric anesthesia, there are now many diagnostic and therapeutic indications for the use of thoracoscopy in children. One of the most common indications includes pleural debridement for empyema. Many centers consider this the optimal approach for biopsy of mediastinal lesions and excision of bronchogenic or duplication cysts...
February 2007: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
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