Lung volume reduction coils

Case contributed by Dr Hein Els


History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Patient Data

Age: 52
Gender: Female

Background of COPD. The first CXR is performed after bronchoscopic nitinol coil implantation in the right lung. Multiple nitinol coils are present in the right mid and upper lung. The second CXR is performed after treatment of the left lung and also shows multiple nitinol coils in the left mid and upper lung.

Case Discussion

Patients with severe COPD can benefit from bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with nitinol coils. The coils are designed to reduce hyperinflation and improve elastic recoil in severe emphysema. 

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Case information

rID: 33248
Published: 6th Jan 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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