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Postoperative complications and management after lung volume reduction surgery


Lacour, Max; Caviezel, Claudio; Weder, Walter; Schneiter, Didier (2018). Postoperative complications and management after lung volume reduction surgery. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 10(Suppl 23):S2775-S2779.

Abstract

The aim of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for patients suffering from severe emphysema is to improve lung function and palliate dyspnea. Careful patient selection in a multidisciplinary approach in a high-volume center is mandatory for a successful outcome. Pulmonary complications including air leak and pneumonia as well as cardiac complications are the most common complications after LVRS. The following article will focus on most common complications observed after LVRS and review the management strategies to improve surgical outcome.

Abstract

The aim of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for patients suffering from severe emphysema is to improve lung function and palliate dyspnea. Careful patient selection in a multidisciplinary approach in a high-volume center is mandatory for a successful outcome. Pulmonary complications including air leak and pneumonia as well as cardiac complications are the most common complications after LVRS. The following article will focus on most common complications observed after LVRS and review the management strategies to improve surgical outcome.

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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:English
Date:August 2018
Deposited On:22 Feb 2019 07:23
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:16
Publisher:AME Publishing Company
ISSN:2072-1439
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.08.75
PubMed ID:30210831

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