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Clin Chest Med. 1993 Jun;14(2):293-303.

Physiology of lung resection.

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  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Abstract

Although we speak intuitively about the effects of lung resection, little thought is given to the precise physiologic mechanisms. The effects of different thoracic incisions on the chest wall mechanics, the removal of pulmonary parenchyma on lung function, and the interaction of the cardiopulmonary apparatus all combine to result in specific physiologic derangements after thoracic surgery.

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