The Use of Pulmonary Function Tests in Preoperative Evaluation for Lung Resection

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Rahat S. Sahibzada

Abstract

Various methods commonly used for testing pulmonary function have been reviewed and some equations outlined for interpreting Pulmonary Function Tests. The use of exercise stress testing, broncho-spirometery, lobar sampling, radio-nuclide ventilation and perfusion studies have been discussed for estimating pulmonary reserve. Finally minimal values of Pulmonary Function Tests have been proposed as criteria for the different types of Pulmonary resections, in order to decrease morbidity and mortality.

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Sahibzada RS. The Use of Pulmonary Function Tests in Preoperative Evaluation for Lung Resection. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];2(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/310
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Review Article