Patient with advanced stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) tend to have poor quality of life despite on maximum medical therapy. Despite a significant advantages of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in selected group of end stage COPD patients, the majority of these patient may not be able to go through the procedure due to various reason.
A number of innovations have emerged in recent years to both increase access to effective therapies for severe COPD and improve upon the limitations of LVRS. Among these are several bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) techniques that may potentially equal the LVRS. BLVR is a relatively new non-surgical procedures with proven benefit to selected patients with end-stage COPD to try and improve the quantity and quality of life. The lecture will focus on various aspect of BLVR strategies in advance emphysema