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Modified thoraco-mediastinal plication (Andrews thoracoplasty) for post-pneumonectomy empyema: experience with 30 consecutive cases.
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study is to evaluate the results of thoraco-mediastinal plication for the treatment of post-pneumonectomy empyema. METHODS From 1 January 1985 to 1 January 2011, 30Expand
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Muscle flaps and thoracomyoplasty: alternative solution for unresectable primary pulmonary abscesses.
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to perform a retrospective analysis of our experience in using muscle flaps and thoracomyoplasty for unresectable primary pulmonary abscesses. MATERIALSExpand
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Plombage thoracoplasty with balls performed for tuberculosis--still working after 46 years.
Plombage thoracoplasty using different synthetic materials was a popular procedure in the management of tuberculosis (TB) in the 1940-50's, being then abandoned. We report an 81-year-old patient whoExpand
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