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Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema: What the radiologist needs to know.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Radiology
0009-9260
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
61
Issue
3
Pages
237–249
Identifiers
PMID: 16488205
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Imaging plays a pivotal role in the selection of patients for the surgical treatment of emphysema. In this article, the imaging features of emphysema are reviewed along with the surgical options for treatment. Particular emphasis is given to lung volume reduction surgery as this technique has gained wide acceptance within the thoracic surgical community in recent years. Radiologists need to have an understanding of which patients may be potentially suitable for this technique.

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