Current Controversies in Thoracic Surgery
This text presents all sides of controversies in the field. Includes explanations of exploratory and therapeutic procedures, with special coverage of malignant mesotheliomas, scans for bronchogenic carcinoma, use of lasers for chest lesions, epidural blocks for pain control, and pulmonary resections for lung cancer.
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