The authors describe an effective method of performing apical pleurectomy by winding up large pleural flaps on the thoracoscopic forceps after delineating the borders of the pleurectomy with electrocautery. The method is preferred by the authors compared to abrasio of the parietal pleura or stripping the pleura in small pieces and is in their hands easier and quicker than the other methods. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.
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