Long-term pulmonary function after major lung resection.

  title={Long-term pulmonary function after major lung resection.},
  author={Kazuhiro Ueda and Masataro Hayashi and Nobuyuki Tanaka and Toshiki Tanaka and Kimikazu Hamano},
  journal={General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={62 1},
The function of the remaining lungs after major lung resection may be a determinant of the early postoperative outcome, as well as the late postoperative quality of life of the patient. Thus, extensive efforts have been made to accurately estimate the postoperative pulmonary function using a variety of methods: the segment counting method is utilized in patients without parenchymal diseases, while the functional lung imaging technique may be useful in patients with heterogeneous anatomical lung… CONTINUE READING