Lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery versus transplantation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Namrata Patel*, Malcolm DeCamp, Gerard J. Criner

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery are surgical options for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that is refractory to medical treatment. In this review, we discuss the differential indications for each procedure, as well as compare their risks and benefits. We also present an algorithm for selecting the most appropriate procedure for individual patients. Finally, we discuss the feasibility and role of lung transplantation after lung volume reduction surgery in the management of selected patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-453
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Advanced lung disease
  • Emphysema
  • Lung transplantation
  • Lung volume reduction surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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