How long do the benefits of bullectomy last?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019
  • Author: Neerja Gulati, MD; Chief Editor: Dale K Mueller, MD  more...
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Maximal benefit is noted in the first year after surgery. The improvements in symptoms and lung parameters decline a few years after surgery, but the patient's condition remains better than it was in the period before surgical treatment. [11, 12, 13, 16]


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