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Chirurgische Lungenvolumenreduktion


Caviezel, C; Franzen, D; Weder, W (2018). Chirurgische Lungenvolumenreduktion. Pneumologie, 72(1):64-78.

Abstract

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) offers improvement in lung function, quality of life and even survival in well selected patients with severe emphysema. Patients with all types of emphysema morphology can profit from LVRS when certain selection criteria are present. Hyperinflation plays a key role in qualifying for the procedure. Candidate selection should be performed at high volume centers with a multidisciplinary emphysema board. Qualified thoracic surgeons together with pulmonologists and radiologists identify the suitable patient considering emphysema morphology with its target areas for resection, lung function parameters and cardiac comorbidities. This review outlines candidate selection, technique and results of LVRS to inform referring physicians how to screen und inform their patients.

Abstract

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) offers improvement in lung function, quality of life and even survival in well selected patients with severe emphysema. Patients with all types of emphysema morphology can profit from LVRS when certain selection criteria are present. Hyperinflation plays a key role in qualifying for the procedure. Candidate selection should be performed at high volume centers with a multidisciplinary emphysema board. Qualified thoracic surgeons together with pulmonologists and radiologists identify the suitable patient considering emphysema morphology with its target areas for resection, lung function parameters and cardiac comorbidities. This review outlines candidate selection, technique and results of LVRS to inform referring physicians how to screen und inform their patients.

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Other titles:Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Thoracic Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:January 2018
Deposited On:30 Jan 2018 10:41
Last Modified:20 Feb 2018 09:05
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:0934-8387
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-103363
PubMed ID:29341033

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