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Factors Affecting the Decision to Remove a Retained Intrathoracic Missile

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
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Description:

Some retained intrathoracic missiles are best left in place, while others must be removed. The decision on whether or not to operate depends on balancing the various risks involved.

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