[Emphysema evaluation of the remaining lung post lobectomy].

  title={[Emphysema evaluation of the remaining lung post lobectomy].},
  author={Ryo Hashimoto and Ken Ariizumi and Siva Kr Soma and Jin Miyagi and Kosuke Narumiya and Shigeki Chiba and Atsushi Ito},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  volume={62 13},
The aim of this study was to confirm that the emphysematous changes had increased in the remaining lung on the operation side after lobectomy. Fourteen patients underwent quantitative analysis by computed tomography (CT) and respiratory function testing before and after the operation for upper or lower lobectomy of the lung between March 2005 and May 2007. The degree of emphysema was calculated by dividing the volume of the emphysematous region (CT values: -1,024 to -950 HU) by the volume of… CONTINUE READING

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