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Thoracic Techniques

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A 50-year-old woman with severe emphysema due to smoking underwent lung volume reduction surgery of her right upper lobe.
September 15, 2008
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Patient Selection Bullous emphysema is histologically referred to as the presence of emphysematous areas
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This procedure is performed in patients with emphysema to improve their exercise tolerance and quality of life.  Specific criteria were established by the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) published in 2003.

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