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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 213-215

Use of video-assisted thoracoscopy surgery in the removal of an intrathoracic bullet: A case report

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey

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Dr. Mustafa Erman Dorterler
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa
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DOI: 10.4103/IJCIIS.IJCIIS_27_19

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The use of video-assisted thoracoscopy surgery (VATS) as a minimally invasive surgical technique in many lung and pleural diseases is well-established. However, the efficacy of VATS in the removal of retained intrathoracic foreign bodies is unclear. Here, we report the use of VATS in the successful removal of an intrathoracic bullet from a 7-year-old patient.

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