Which surgical techniques are used to perform bullectomy?

Updated: Oct 23, 2020
  • Author: Neerja Gulati, MD; Chief Editor: Dale K Mueller, MD  more...
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The choice of surgical technique depends on the size and number of bullae to be removed. The main options are video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and open thoracotomy/sternotomy, with VATS being the less invasive approach. [21, 22, 23, 24, 25]


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