The Role of Thoracoscopy in Chest Trauma

  • Jeffrey Monson
  • Riyad Karmy-Jones


Thoracoscopy has been used effectively for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic purposes following chest injury.


Chest Tube Chest Trauma Double Lumen Tube Diaphragmatic Injury Thoracoscopic Approach 
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Selected References

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  • Jeffrey Monson
  • Riyad Karmy-Jones

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