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Pulmonary function test criteria for operability and pulmonary resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7302816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary function criteria for pulmonary resection, other than pneumonectomy, have not been previously described. A series of 500 consecutive pulmonary resections to which specific pulmonary function criteria were applied in determining the amount and the extent of feasible resection of the lung are presented. By application of these criteria, an accurate assessment of the type and extent of pulmonary resection a patient can tolerate without expected mortality can be made. With utilization of these criteria, the operative mortality for segmental resection was 0.2 per cent; for lobectomy, zero per cent, and for pneumonectomy, 4.4 per cent.
J I Miller; G D Grossman; C R Hatcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  153     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1981 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-01-09     Completed Date:  1982-01-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  893-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Forced Expiratory Flow Rates
Forced Expiratory Volume
Lung / physiopathology*
Lung Diseases / physiopathology*,  surgery
Lung Volume Measurements
Middle Aged
Respiratory Function Tests*

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