Concomitant Lung Cancer Resection and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Cliff K. Choong, Balakrishnan Mahesh, G. Alexander Patterson, Joel D. Cooper

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Early-stage non-small cell lung cancer is best treated by complete anatomic resection. Patients who have resectable lung cancer but associated advanced emphysema are often precluded from surgery because of severe respiratory limitation. Certain highly selected patients who have clinically resectable lung cancer and severe respiratory limitation due to emphysema may have an acceptable operative risk and functional improvements by combining a suitable cancer resection with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Several groups have evaluated their experience of combined lung cancer resection and LVRS and have reported beneficial early and long-term results. This article provides a review in this area and recommends surgical strategies in this group of patients who have concomitant lung cancer and severe emphysema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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