Complications of Pleural Operations and Procedures

Alberto De Hoyos

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2 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationAvoidance and Treatment: Second Edition
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9781405181037
StatePublished - Oct 5 2009


  • Chest computed tomography (CT) scans in pleural-based disease assessment
  • Extrapleural pneumonectony for mesothelioma
  • Pleural effusion - clinical manifestation of pleural disease
  • Pleural operations and procedure complications
  • Pleuroscopy and thoracoscopy
  • Thoracentesis with pleural fluid analysis - differentiating causes of effusion
  • Thoracoscopy for hemothorax
  • Thoracotomy for fibrothorax and mature empyema
  • Tube thoracostomy
  • Ultrasound and chest CT scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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