Letters Malignant pleural effusion

Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery is still the standard

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39115.401412.1F (Published 08 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:273
  1. Loic Lang-Lazdunski, consultant thoracic surgeon (loic.lang-lazdunski@gstt.nhs.uk),
  2. John E Pilling, specialist registrar in thoracic surgery
  1. 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT

    We were surprised that Rahman et al did not mention video assisted thoracoscopic surgery in investigating malignant pleural effusion.1For more than 15 years it has been the cornerstone of investigation and palliation of such disease in …

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