bullectomy

bul·lec·to·my

(bul-ek'tō-mē),
Resection of a bulla; helpful in treating some forms of bullous emphysema, in which giant bullae compress functioning lung tissue.

bullectomy

/bul·lec·to·my/ (bŭ-lek´tah-me) excision of giant bullae from the lung in emphysema to improve pulmonary function.

bul·lec·to·my

(bul-ek'tŏ-mē)
Resection of a bulla; helpful in treating some forms of bullous emphysema, in which giant bullae compress functioning lung tissue.

bullectomy

(bul-ek'to-me) [ bulla + -ectomy]
Surgical removal of a giant bulla from an emphysematous lung to allow the remaining normal lung tissue to expand and contract more effectively during respiration. It is used in selected circumstances as a treatment for severe chronic obstructive lung disease. Synonym: blebectomy
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Mechanisms of relief of exertional breathlessness following unilateral bullectomy and lung volume reduction surgery in emphysema.
For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in particular, non-pharmacological treatments include smoking cessation strategies, pulmonary rehabilitation, ventilatory support, endobronchial treatments and various forms of surgical treatments including bullectomy, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation.
Bullectomy can be considered for selected patients with large emphysematous bullae not contributing to gas exchange.
Lung volume reduction -- Wedge resection -- Endo biopsy -- Lobectomy -- Bullectomy -- Blebectomy -- Pneumonectomy.
10: Bullectomy, lung volume reduction surgery, and transplantation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.