Surgical strategy for lung volume reduction surgery.

  title={Surgical strategy for lung volume reduction surgery.},
  author={Stephen R. Hazelrigg and Theresa M. Boley and Anthony L Grasch and Tilitha S Shawgo},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={16 Suppl 1},
Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) has been a popular procedure since the early 1990s. It appears that there has developed a consensus in the literature that the ideal patient is one with evidence of marked hyperinflation and heterogenous disease. In this patient profile, LVRS has produced excellent results with respect to lung function and improved… CONTINUE READING