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Pulmonary Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 418514, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/418514
Review Article

Thoracomyoplasty in the Treatment of Empyema: Current Indications, Basic Principles, and Results

Surgical Clinic 4, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mures, Gh. Marinescu 66/1, Târgu Mures, Romania

Received 4 September 2011; Revised 5 February 2012; Accepted 12 February 2012

Academic Editor: Joseph Friedberg

Copyright © 2012 Petre Vlah-Horea Botianu and Alexandru Mihail Botianu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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