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

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

National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 22, 2017

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

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

National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 22, 2017

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