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Preoperative evaluation of the lung resection candidate

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Peter Mazzone
Lung resection provides the greatest likelihood of cure for patients with localized lung cancer, but is associated with a risk of mortality, decreased postoperative lung function, and other complications. Lung function testing using spirometry, diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, and peak oxygen consumption helps predict the risk of postoperative complications including mortality. Predicting postoperative lung function using the proportion of lung segments to be resected, radionuclide scanning, or other methods is important for assessing surgical risk...
May 2012: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
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