Laparoscopic surgery leads to better postoperative pulmonary functionBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1159b (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1159
- Anne Haigh,
- Christopher Eden
- Senior registrar in anaesthesia Department of Anaesthesia, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS
- Senior registrar in urology Department of Urology, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 4EH
EDITOR,—We applaud the efforts of John C Hall and colleagues in drawing attention to the importance of postoperative chest physiotherapy,1 but would point out that prevention is better than cure.
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