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Endobronchial valves: an emerging therapeutic alternative to VATS for the surgical management of advanced emphysema

Authors Shailendra S

Published 7 December 2010 Volume 2010:3 Pages 393—394


Shailendra Kapoor
Family Practitioner, Knoxville, TN, USA

I read with great interest the recent article by Lin and Luh on the treatment of patients with bullous emphysema with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

The topic is highly interesting. However endobronchial valves have emerged over the past few years as a highly effective and efficient alternative to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.


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