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Acta Médica Costarricense

On-line version ISSN 0001-6002Print version ISSN 0001-6012


MURILLO-ORTIZ, Juan Pablo; HERNANDEZ- CORDERO, María del Rocío; LOPEZ- PADILLA, Julio  and  FERNANDEZ- FLORES, Rodolfo. Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Management of Persistent Pneumothorax by Gunshot in a Paediatric Patient. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.2, pp.102-103. ISSN 0001-6002.

The minimally invasive surgery has been successfully used in patients with thoracic trauma. We present the first case of a pediatric patient with persistent pneumothorax secondary to gunshot treated satisfactorily with video-assisted thoracic surgery.

Keywords : thoracoscopy; pneumothorax; gunshot wound.

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