Lung-volume reduction surgery for end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Lung-volume reduction surgery (LVRS) has been proposed as a palliative treatment for selected patients with diffuse emphysema and end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who have failed conventional therapy. A number of surgical techniques have been used that are designed to reduce lung volume by surgical resection or laser plication. These… (More)

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