Lung function after bilateral lower lobe lung volume reduction surgery for alpha1-antitrypsin emphysema.

@article{Gelb1999LungFA,
  title={Lung function after bilateral lower lobe lung volume reduction surgery for alpha1-antitrypsin emphysema.},
  author={Arthur F. Gelb and Robert J Mckenna and Matthew Brenner and R J Fischel and Noe Zamel},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={928-33}
}
This study explores the mechanism(s) of airflow limitation following lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in patients with emphysema due to homozygous alpha1-antitrypsin (AT) deficiency. Bilateral targeted lower lobe stapled LVRS using video thoracoscopy was performed in six patients (five males) aged 61+/-9 yrs (mean+/-SD) with alpha1-AT emphysema. Two patients received only a 6-month follow-up. However, four patients, at 22, 24, 27 and 36 months post-LVRS, noted relief from dyspnoea and… CONTINUE READING

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