lung volume reduction surgery


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lung volume reduction surgery

procedure whereby nonfunctional lung tissue in emphysema patients is removed, allowing more room in the thoracic cavity for good relatively healthy tissue and thus theoretically improving lung function.
See also: emphysema.

lung vol·ume re·duc·tion sur·ger·y

(lŭng vol'yūm rĕ-dŭk'shŭn sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Procedure whereby nonfunctional lung tissue in emphysema patients is removed, allowing more room in the thoracic cavity for relatively healthy tissue and thus theoretically improving lung function.
See also: emphysema

lung volume reduction surgery

Surgical removal of emphysematous lung tissue, esp. of inelastic air spaces in the upper lobes of the lungs, to enhance the ability of the rest of the lung to expand and contract. This surgery improves respiratory function for many patients with advanced chronic obstructive lung disease although the long-term benefits of its use are uncertain.
See also: surgery
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Lung volume reduction surgery vs medical treatment for patients with advanced emphysema.
Effect of lung volume reduction surgery on diaphragm length in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Other speakers who discussed lung volume reduction surgery at the meeting noted that the procedure is appropriate for only a small percentage of COPD patients.
Lung volume reduction surgery was never intended as a cure-all and was certainly not designed for patients with severe homogeneous disease.
BLVR is designed to provide a safe non-surgical alternative to lung volume reduction surgery, one of the few available treatments for patients with advanced emphysema.
Current management for emphysema includes medication and/or supplemental oxygen, pulmonary rehabilitation, and, in rare cases, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) to remove the most diseased portions of the lung.
In recent years, lung volume reduction surgery has become an accepted therapy for advanced emphysema.
Previous studies have shown that lung volume reduction surgery offers relief in select patients by surgically removing the diseased portion of the lung," said Armin Ernst, M.
Our expectations are based, among other things, on the estimated timelines for new indications of current products, the estimated progressive growth of lung volume reduction surgery as patient awareness increases and the timelines for completion of development work for new interventional business customers and the ensuing production revenue.
Aeris believes that BLVR has the potential to provide clinical benefits similar to those of lung volume reduction surgery while avoiding the extended recovery period and risks of complications associated with major pulmonary surgery in patients with advanced emphysema.
VALR Surgical System, a medical device designed for use in lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), is currently being studied clinically in patients with emphysema for its ability to capture and seal the delicate lung tissue prior to resection.