TITLE

Diaphragm plication following phrenic nerve injury

AUTHOR(S)
Wijkstra, P.J.; Meijer, P.M.; Meinesz, A.F.
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Thorax;May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p460
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the plication of the diaphragm following phrenic nerve injury. Omission of the assessment of vital capacity in both sitting and supine positions; Helpfulness of pulmonary function tests in combination with quantitative perfusion scans in the diagnosis of patients with diaphragmatic paralysis.
ACCESSION #
10077559

 

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