Lung volume is the volume of air associated with respiratory life cycle phrases. Lung volume can be measured directly. Lung volume surgery is used in treating emphysema a type of COPD to improve breathing. Surgery involves removal of damaged lung tissue for better functioning.
Lung volume reduction surgery is a surgical procedure performed to remove diseased, emphysematous lung tissue. This procedure reduces the size of an over-inflated lung and allows the expansion of the remaining, often more functional lung. Lung volume reduction surgery has been shown to help improve breathing ability, lung capacity and overall quality of life in selected patients.
Related Journal of Lung Volume Reduction
Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Clinical Respiratory: Open Access, Intensiv- und Notfallbehandlung, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Japanese Journal of Lung Cancer, Journal für Anasthesie und Intensivbehandlung, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.