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Post thoracic surgery 

Post thoracic surgery
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Post thoracic surgery
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0017
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date: 14 October 2019

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Successful post-operative management of the thoracic surgical patient requires careful assessment. Potential complications should be recognized and managed early, as this will reduce post-operative morbidity and mortality.

In current clinical practice 30 day postoperative mortality following elective lobectomy is approximately 2–3% and minor morbidity is 40–50%....

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