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Thoracoscopy: Outstanding Interventional Modality in Diagnosis of Pleural Nosologies

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Thoracoscopy is a well established invasive method for the diagnosis and management of pleural nosologies. The role and the impact that this procedure exerts in settings alongside the diagnostic yield in pleural malignancies are unquestionable. New insights and novel techniques promise an even greater future towards the usefulness of this technique in interventional pneumonology. This is a short review highlighting the principles and novel aspects in the evolutionary progress of pleuroscopy.

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Sotiriou, I. and Siddique, N. (2014) Thoracoscopy: Outstanding Interventional Modality in Diagnosis of Pleural Nosologies. Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, 4, 119-121. doi: 10.4236/ojrd.2014.44016.

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