Chest Surgery pp 255-262 | Cite as

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

  • Stefan WelterEmail author
  • Georgios Stamatis
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


Emphysema is a chronic progressive condition of the lung characterized by an abnormal, permanent enlargement of air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of their walls, but without fibrosis. It is characterized by permanent impairment of the pulmonary terminal airway, hyperinflation of the parenchyma, and loss of elastic retraction.


Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Emphysematous Lung Bovine Pericardial Strip National Emphysema Treatment Trial Permanent Enlargement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryRuhrlandklinik, Essen University HospitalEssenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic EndoscopyRuhrlandklinik, Essen University HospitalEssenGermany

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