[Pleural empyema. Thoracoscoopic treatment].

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OBJECTIVE To compare the use of primary and secondary thoracoscopy in children with parapneumonic empyema. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present a retrospective study of 24 children entered our hospital between years 1998 and 2003. RESULTS Early thoracoscopy doesn't influence in length of stay. 12 children (50%) were treated with previous chest tube and other… (More)

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