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Surgery for giant emphysematous bullae: case report and a short literature review.
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PMID:  24977015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Giant bullous emphysema (GBE), known as 'vanishing lung syndrome', usually occurs in association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this report, we describe a patient with giant emphysematous bulla occupying approximately 95% of the right hemithorax, who had history of repeated attacks of acute exacerbation of COPD. About 95% of right pulmonary parenchyma was removed. Delightfully, the 5% of residual lung compressed for 4 years gradually inflated, and occupied the whole hemithorax. Preoperatively he was functionally and clinically severely disabled while improved markedly after bullectomy.
Wenting Huang; Rui Han; Li Li; Yong He
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic disease     Volume:  6     ISSN:  2072-1439     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Dis     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-30     Completed Date:  2014-06-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101533916     Medline TA:  J Thorac Dis     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E104-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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