Complications of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Nirmal K. Veeramachaneni, Bryan F. Meyers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplications in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationAvoidance and Treatment: Second Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405181037
StatePublished - Oct 5 2009


  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)
  • Lung volume reduction surgery complications
  • Managing air leaks with intraoperative prevention
  • NETT trial
  • Nuclear medicine ventilation-perfusion lung scans
  • Oxygen therapy for hypoxemic patient
  • Preoperative medical management
  • Standard chest computed tomography (CT) examination
  • Thoracoscopic (VATS) and median sternotomy (MS)

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