Lung surgery

James D. Geiger, Saleem Islam

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Removal of lung tissue is done less often in children than it is in adults. Acquired lesions, such as carcinoma or chronic infections, are much less common in childhood. Most operations are performed for congenital problems, and less commonly for infectious etiologies. Table 23.1 lists the indications for pulmonary resection in children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperative Pediatric Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSixth Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781444113600
ISBN (Print)9780340813409
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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