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What kinds of surgery can treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) lung disease?

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People with LAM lung disease who get pneumothorax (collapsed lung) generally must get procedures to reinflate the collapsed lung, and prevent it from happening again. If the disease advances and becomes disabling, a lung transplant may be an option.

SOURCES: Sullivan E.J. Chest, 1998; vol 114: pp 1689-1703. Ryu J.H. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2006; vol 173: pp 105-111. Crausman R.S. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 1996; vol 153: pp 1368-1376. Bonetti F. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 1993; vol 17: pp 1092-1102.

McCormack F.X. Chest, 2008; vol 133: pp 507-516.

National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 18, 2019

SOURCES: Sullivan E.J. Chest, 1998; vol 114: pp 1689-1703. Ryu J.H. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2006; vol 173: pp 105-111. Crausman R.S. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 1996; vol 153: pp 1368-1376. Bonetti F. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 1993; vol 17: pp 1092-1102.

McCormack F.X. Chest, 2008; vol 133: pp 507-516.

National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 18, 2019

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