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Definition: 'Lung Volume Reduction Surgery'

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lung volume reduction surgery

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Definitions:
1. procedure whereby nonfunctional lung tissue in emphysema patients is removed, allowing more room in the thoracic cavity for good relatively healthy tissue and thus theoretically improving lung function.

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