Early and long-term functional outcomes following lung volume reduction surgery

Clin Chest Med. 1997 Jun;18(2):259-76. doi: 10.1016/s0272-5231(05)70377-4.


In the past 3 years, lung volume reduction surgery has become the most controversial topic in the clinical management of patients with emphysema. Although literature has added to the understanding of the procedure, many important issues remain unclear. This article emphasizes functional and basic physiologic changes that occur following lung volume reduction surgery in patients with emphysema.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung Volume Measurements
  • Pneumonectomy* / adverse effects
  • Pneumonectomy* / methods
  • Pneumonectomy* / mortality
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / physiopathology
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / surgery*
  • Respiratory Mechanics
  • Treatment Outcome