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Chest Surgery pp 263-268 | Cite as

Bullectomy

  • Konstantina Storz
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Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Abstract

Bullae, by definition, are air-filled cavities with a diameter of at least 1 cm in a ventilated lung and are demarcated from the lung parenchyma by their walls. Underlying is a mostly emphysematous illness, often leading to an increase in the air-filled cavity and, as such, to compression of the adjacent parenchyma and consecutive dyspnea or infection symptoms. Complications such as infections, hemorrhaging, and pneumothorax often occur within the bulla.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chest Physiotherapy Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Adjacent Parenchyma Talc Poudrage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryThoraxklinik, University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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