reduction pneumoplasty

reduction pneumoplasty
surgical removal of nonfunctional lung tissue in cases of advanced emphysema, such as bullectomy in bullous emphysema where giant bullae are compressing the functional lung tissue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • bullectomy — Resection of a bulla; helpful in treating some forms of bullous emphysema, in which giant bullae compress functioning lung tissue. * * * bul·lec·to·my (bə lekґtə me) [bulla + ectomy] excision of a bulla, especially one of the giant ones …   Medical dictionary

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