Massive subcutaneous emphysema after thoracoscopic argon beamer use for pleurodesis.


Argon beamer coagulation (ABC) has been effectively used in a wide variety of thoracoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. However, stringent safety measures have to be taken to prevent potentially severe complications due to overpressurization. Here we report a case of thoracoscopic pleurodesis with talcum powder during which the use of an argon beamer led… (More)


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