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The aim of this work was to evaluate the different approaches to surgical repair of the thoracic wall and to discuss technical indications. From June 1987 to June 1997, we cared for 17 patients, 14 males (82.3%) and 3 females (17.7%) with parietal neoplasia. All patients underwent a preoperative respiratory work-up to identify tumoral extension. In 6(More)
The first utilisation in our hospital of a pleuraperitoneal shunt for the treatment of chronic pleurisy enabled us to study, in the light of published data, the place for such a procedure in the management of resistant pleural effusion. The aetiology of the pleurisy in a 70-year old patient who underwent this mini-invasive surgery was unknown when the shunt(More)
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