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Lung Volume Reduction Therapies

Utilizing new techniques to reduce lung volume

Gerard J. Criner, MD, Director/Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, discusses lung volume reduction surgery and the emergence of new techniques.

References and Resources
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Cannon J, Win T. Long-term quality of life after lung resection. Thorac Surg Clin. 2008 Feb;18(1):81-91. Review.

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