Treatment of complicated pneumatocele Tratamento da pneumatocele complicada

ABSTRACT Two cases of complicated pneumatocele are presented in children 9 months and 9 years of age. They were treated by means of pulmonary decortication and drainage by a percutaneous catheter. The clinical and therapeutic aspects of the disease are discussed.

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    Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 06/2002; 86(3):F202-3. DOI:10.1136/fn.86.3.F202 · 3.86 Impact Factor
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