Improvement of pulmonary function after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer in emphysematous patients.


OBJECTIVE Pulmonary emphysema is frequently associated with lung cancer and, because of the impaired pulmonary function involved, it may contraindicate surgical treatment. However, improvement of pulmonary function has been observed after surgical resection in patients with advanced emphysema. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pulmonary… (More)


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