Fiberoptic transillumination: A new tool for the pediatric surgeon

James R. Buck, William H. Weintraub, Arnold G. Coran, Michael L. Wyman, Lawrence R. Kuhns

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Transillumination (TI) is a safe and reliable technique for evaluating masses or the presence of free air in the thorax or abdomen. TI can also be of help in the accurate placement of catheters or needles in the chest, abdomen, bladder, or vessels. Its use in several hundred cases has been documented by this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-463
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1977


  • Transillumination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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