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Emphysema | Predicting Outcome of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with emphysema is likely to benefit from lung reduction surgery by measuring inspiratory lung resistance.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

options, selection, surgery

ICD-10:

J43.9

Description:

Certain patients with emphysema benefit from surgery to reduce lung volume, with reduction in dyspnea and improved exercise tolerance. It was found that the preoperative inspiratory lung resistance in cm of water per liter per second predicted those patients likely to benefit from the surgery.

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