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Indications for VATS or Open Decortication in Pediatric Patient with CAP and Chest Tube

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and a chest tube who may require invasive management.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing, selection, surgery

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Bradley et al listed indications for VATS or open decortication in a pediatric patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and a chest tube. The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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