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Vol. 9, No. 2, 2000
Issue release date: April–June 2000
Section title: Original Paper
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Med Principles Pract 2000;9:113–118
(DOI:10.1159/000026127)

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy versus Thoracotomy for Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Ayed A.K.a · Jamal Al-Din H.b
aKuwait University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, and bChest Diseases Hospital, Ministry of Public Health, Kuwait
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Dr. Adel Khader Ayed, Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine

Kuwait University, PO Box 24923

13110 Safat (Kuwait)

Fax +965 5319597, E-Mail Adel@hsc.kuniv.edu.kw


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