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Treatment of late complications of plombage by simultaneous removal of plomb and decortication.
  1. A Moran,
  2. D E Stableforth,
  3. H R Matthews
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, East Birmingham Hospital.


    Two patients with local complications of plombage were treated by removal of the plomb and decortication at a single operation. This provided immediate re-expansion of the lung and avoided the need for thoracoplasty.

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