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Remediastinoscopy

  • V. H. Balle (a1) and P. Bretlau (a1)

Summary

The experiences and results of four re-mediastinoscopies are presented. All the patients had to some degree developed mediastinal fibrosis but not to a degree seriously interfering with the procedure. It is concluded that re-mediastinoscopy should be done if it can contribute to the diagonsis.

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V. H. Balle, M. D., University ENT Department, Gentofte Hospital, DK 2900 Hellerup, Denmark

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