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bullae
my aunt(43) got bullae on right lung, about a palm size. earier one got burst and it's taken out into a packet with tube inside. now she was suffering again without any bad habits. i want to know how dangerous is the cure with operation!
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Hi,
How is your aunt? Patients undergo surgical resection when they have incapacitating dyspnea with large bullae resulting in the compression of healthy adjacent lung tissue or presence of complications such as infection or pneumothorax according to literature.
There are two surgical approaches for resecting giant lung bullae. It can be through stapling resection of the entire bulla or the modified Monaldi technique, which involves opening the bulla, placing a purse-string suture at the neck of the bulla and closing the overlying bulluous sac.  Both techniques have been shown to be effective. ( ref: http://www.ctsnet.org/sections/clinicalresources/clinicalcases/article-1.html) However, before the operation, a patient is usually cleared first by the attending physician based on the medical history and results of the diagnostic tests. Talk to your aunt's attending physician and discuss the manageemnt plan for her. Write down your questions and ask to ease any anxiety. Take care and best regards.
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