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The Role of Thoracoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleural Disease

Atul Soni, Amitabh Goel

Citation Information : Soni A, Goel A. The Role of Thoracoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleural Disease. World J Lap Surg 2012; 5 (1):4-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1141

Published Online: 01-04-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


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Soni A, Bansal V, Goel A. The Role of Thoracoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleural Disease World J Lap Surg 2012;5(1):4-15.

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