Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema

Banerjee S, Babidge W, Cuncins-Hearn A, Miller J, Noorani H Z, Smith J, Mensinkai S
Record ID 32006000007
English, French
Authors' objectives: The aim of this report is to summarize the available information on the use of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for emphysema, including buttressing (reinforcing) or no buttressing; staples or laser; unilateral or bilateral procedures; staged or simultaneous procedures; and median sternotomy (MS) or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2005
URL for published report: n/a
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Bronchoscopy
Organisation Name: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment
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