Lung resection in patients with preoperative FEV1 < 35% predicted.


OBJECTIVES To determine the morbidity, mortality, and feasibility of lung resection in patients with tumors and preoperative FEV1 < 35% predicted. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING A 734-bed, tertiary care, academic hospital with a dedicated general thoracic surgery unit performing > 2,000 operations per year. PATIENTS One hundred consecutive… (More)


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